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    ED Press Release

    by investors_liberation_movement Apr 21, 2015 3:38 PM

    What a waste of electrons, writing about your medical problems under the guise of financial information. Next, you'll issue a PR on PE. LOL

  • NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2015) - Rooftop solar arrays are helping more than
    4,700 Con Edison customers lower their energy bills and protect the environment.
    (Read more at ED!)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • on the White House THIS TIME!
    (Democratic Presidential Election Campaign Slogan?)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • install solar panels on the White House, later removed by Ronald Reagan.
    See "Jimmy Carter" and "Jimmy Carter National Historic Site" at Wikipedia.
    Wonder how many (if any) roofs are solarized in Plains, Georgia (pop. 683) today.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • 246,324 solar projects
    2,376 megawatts installed
    $5.50 avg cost/watt (under 10kW)
    NOTE: Above figures include non-CSI data
    last updated: April 15, 2015
    On the GoSolar California homepage, as well as on the California Solar Statistics front page,
    you will find several statistics in a box entitled "California Leads the Nation." The first two data
    fields, "Solar Projects" and "MW Installed" are statewide values, with data sourced as follows:

    All IOU data through 2014 comes from a CPUC data request to IOUs in early 2013. It includes
    ERP, NSHP, SGIP, and CSI installed projects if they were interconnected by 3/31/2014.
    This data will be updated annually, pending subsequent interconnection data requests.
    POU data comes from spreadsheets on CEC's energy almanac page, and is gathered annually.
    The IOU data for the current year (2014) comes from this site, and includes all CSI applications
    that were installed in the current year. This data is updated weekly.
    The data value regarding cost, "Avg cost/watt (under 10kW") is taken from
    the CSI General Market program data set ONLY, as it is the only data set with complete cost and
    sizing information on a per-project basis. The value is calculated with the following parameters:
    Projects that were installed in the last twelve months, rolling.
    Cost values have been adjusted for inflation, using the most recent CPI data.
    The average is a "simple average" [AVERAGE(cost/watt) for all projects in last twelve months].

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dated April 9: (APS is Arizona Public Service)
    APS: Rooftop Solar Applications up 112% in First Quarter 2015 and
    APS Responds to TUSK News Release: Rooftop Solar in Arizona is Thriving

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • rooftop solar on their homes without fear of reprisals?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Search Web "White House solar panels".

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Search Web on Topic!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Search Web to watch DIY videos.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Established by The Energy Policy Act of 2005, the federal tax credit for residential energy property
    initially applied to solar-electric systems, solar water heating systems and fuel cells.
    The Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 extended the tax credit to small wind-energy
    systems and geothermal heat pumps, effective January 1, 2008. Other key revisions included an
    eight-year extension of the credit to December 31, 2016; the ability to take the credit against the
    alternative minimum tax; and the removal of the $2,000 credit limit for solar-electric systems beginning
    in 2009. The credit was further enhanced in February 2009 by The American Recovery and
    Reinvestment Act of 2009, which removed the maximum credit amount for all eligible technologies
    (except fuel cells) placed in service after 2008.

    A taxpayer may claim a credit of 30% of qualified expenditures for a system that serves a dwelling unit
    located in the United States that is owned and used as a residence by the taxpayer. Expenditures with
    respect to the equipment are treated as made when the installation is completed. If the installation is at
    a new home, the "placed in service" date is the date of occupancy by the homeowner. Expenditures
    include labor costs for on-site preparation, assembly or original system installation, and for piping or
    wiring to interconnect a system to the home.

    (reposted after being deleted by Fascist Banshee)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Dividend Doctrine of Investors Liberation Movement
    Dividends can and should be paid ONLY when the company has nil debt,
    its business outlook is satisfactory, it has "surplus" cash defined as money it
    can't productively use in its business, and its stock price is too high to
    appropriately repurchase (meaning without making the remaining shares
    less valuable fundamentally). Any dividend declaration in violation of these
    four conditions is ipso facto NOT in the best interest of shareholders.
    If a dividend is paid, it should be done annually to save expense, occur when
    the company's cash hoard is most abundant, and timed in a manner to
    minimize the tax consequence to shareholders.
    REITs generally should not pay distributions exceeding the legally required
    minimum of 90% of taxable income following the same timing principles.

    Dividents are now being declared by many public companies whose shares are held
    by intermediary institutions on behalf of their unsophisticated holders for completely
    illegitimate reasons that the unsophisticated holders would never approve if they were
    aware of the damaging effects. That's why the First Iron Rule for independent investors
    and the slogan of Investors Liberation Movement is "Never buy mutual funds!"
    Someday, I hope that I.L.M. can approve mutual funds operated according to
    our doctrines because I realize that many ordinary people can't spend the time
    to personally manage their investments.
    /s/ William H. Brandt, Acting Chair

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Indigent sucks. I was that way in the 1950s but then I got a job, problem solved. I see in his original post he says a system would cost 30K. Well, I am now 74 years old, a bit late to get back my 30K investment. I wonder what he thinks I can use to keep warm in the winter. The sun hangs kind of low here in January. I think I will keep my heat pump.

  • Agree. He will probably delete this topic soon. He doesn't like to see facts based on the real world.

  • I only know he is FOS. I am no fortune teller but some day there may be a way to generate all the electricity we need without building a fire. That day is still far in the future. The problem is the environuts don't understand physics. They will burn alcohol even though it is a fact that alcohol needs more power to make it than what you can get from it. Further, it reduces mileage and yet they love it. They want electric cars to reduce pollution as they plug in the Prius each evening as the smoke belches out from the power plant. Go figure!

  • lee, I'm not kidding about this guy being a moocher. He admitted it a couple of weeks ago on the NEE board when I pressed him about whether he had solar on his roof and he said that he is indigent and his sister supports him at the moment. He's on all the utility boards spamming his solar panels bs. He's at least in his 60's and he still can't support himself, but he likes to give financial advice to others.

  • Good one, lava. Actually, I have nothing against solar or wind but at this point neither is practical except in special circumstances. The cost of generating electricity from wind power is substantially higher than burning fossil fuel. That could change but as of today wind is no bargain. Solar has the same problem. I know wind is more expensive because when I was in Iowa LNT had a voluntary program where you could buy wind generated power for ONLY a price 20% higher that fossil fueled generation.

  • Why don't you use your expertise in methodology to find a job so you can move out of your sister's basement and start paying taxes.

  • Not even Home Depot wastes their money installing solar panels on their stores. Out of more than 2000 stores, they claim to have installed some solar panels on 62 stores. This is probably to appease the greenies just like Al Gore installed a few panels after his mansion's electric bill was leaked.

    Grape Solar is the brand pointed out by whbuttcensored as the solar panels available at Home Depot for the 4 Pack. But not even Grape Solar has solar panels installed at their headquarters at 1305 S Bertelsen Rd in Eugene, Oregon as seen from a google satellite view of their roof.

  • so far announced state-run Electricity Institute (ICE) due to heavy rains that have kept hydroelectric
    plants going strong helped by wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy.
    This reliance on renewables has prompted the country to lower electricity rates by 12 percent.
    ICE predicts that rates will continue to drop for Costa Rican customers in the second quarter.

    In 2009, Costa Rica announced its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021. Costa Rica already gets
    88 % of its total electricity from renewable sources. Hydroelectric supplies 68 %, geothermal 15 %, and
    wind 5 % with solar and biomass contributing slightly.

    Costa Rica’s reliance on hydroelectricity makes it vulnerable to climate change however.
    The Legislative Assembly has approved a $958 million geothermal project and will get help paying
    for it from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and European Investment Bank.
    In 2012, ICE announced that it would be developing 100 megawatts worth of wind farms and
    40 megawatts worth of small-scale hydroelectric plants through 2015.
    Part of the reason why Costa Rica can devote so much funding to environmental issues
    is that the military was abolished in 1948. (ThinkProgress)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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