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gwptwbd 142 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 12, 2014 3:14 PM Member since: Aug 22, 2000
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  • I know the first DEFA14A was about the yearly meeting; Not sure about the 2nd.
    Found one post where someone just bought RGSE shares

    Sentiment: Buy

  • gwptwbd gwptwbd Sep 12, 2014 3:02 PM Flag

    Like this guy Aaron Kirk; He was in a PBS article quoting
    The acquisition by RGS really helped,” Sunetric President Aaron Kirk told PBN. “It gave us more of a national footprint, and allows us to share the resources and funding of a large publicly traded company.
    For LT; RGSE is setting a solid foundation.

    The experience and technology from Hawaii will be leveraged in the lower 48

  • gwptwbd gwptwbd Sep 12, 2014 2:59 PM Flag

    Hawaiian Electric CEO is new and has been part of the new solar HECO initiative

  • Aaron was elected almost exactly a year a go. board of Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau (BBB),

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Solar comeback

    by gwptwbd Sep 12, 2014 1:43 PM
    gwptwbd gwptwbd Sep 12, 2014 1:45 PM Flag

    google Trina Solar, Other Solar Stocks Up On Capacity Report

    Even at full capacity, Trina can't meet customer demand, Trina Solar's CEO told Bloomberg.
    Trina Solar was up 4% in midday trading in the stock market today, near 14 and earlier touched a five-month high.

    The Changzhou-based company's CEO, Gao Jifan, told Bloomberg that China's top solar-panel makers are all producing at full capacity and will need to expand to meet demand. Gao cited results of a survey unveiled by China's solar industry association Thursday at an industry forum in Beijing, Bloomberg reported

  • gwptwbd by gwptwbd Sep 12, 2014 1:43 PM Flag

    San Diego - Solar Bumming

    Two years ago, Soitec was just starting to produce solar energy modules at a renovated factory in Rancho Bernardo. Now managers face the challenges of ramping up to full capacity, 24 hours a day.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • SolarCity residential customers would rather opt for this leasing as opposed to paying cash, which can sometimes attract a hefty bill of over $20,000, despite the attractive tax incentives.

    Data from the Office of Energy Projects indicates that solaraccounted for 38% percent of new generating capacity that was added to the U.S. grid from January 2014 through April 2014. This shows that price levels for solar systems will soon decline sharply due to higher adoption and more competition. This is where RGS Energy’s consolidation efforts will pay off.

    RGS Energy’s pullback, however, presents a good entry point for long-term investors. As solar installations in other states in the U.S. gains steam, Hawaii, which has already shown resounding success in installations, will raise its cap in order to maintain its lead. Moreover, RGS Energy has been judged harshly over a move which, unknown to many, comprises a key component of its overall consolidation strategy. The Sunetric acquisition adds on to the Syndicated Solar and Mercury acquisitions made last year, outlining a clear pattern of consolidation.
    google article RGS Buy Signal by Lennox Yieke

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Investors should use the extended bearish reaction toward RGS Energy’s Sunetric acquisition to snap up shares on the cheap. The price is right and the market has not yet priced in the monumental impact that RGS Energy’s consolidation drive will have on future adoption rates.
    google the topic title.
    By enhancing its scale, RGS Energy is in effect courting the age-old business concept of economies of scale; meaning its fixed costs, which are generally high in the solar industry, will be spread out across more units. This should give RGS Energy wider scope to price its offerings more competitively, preferably at price levels lower than the industry’s average. If this course of action materializes, which is likely given RGS Energy’s feverish pace of consolidation, RGS Energy could enjoy mass adoption and great revenue growth, translating into a bigger bottom line and more gains for investors.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • gwptwbd gwptwbd Sep 12, 2014 11:55 AM Flag

    Solar Lease vs Purchase
    Solar Lease vs Buy with Cash or a Loan?
    Think like an Investor: It is usually more advantageous to treat a solar (PV) energy system as an investment. A solar energy system is an asset. If you lease, then you do not have this asset on your balance sheet (it has not increased your wealth).
    Louisiana provides the best solar tax credits in the nation – Receive up t0 80% reimbursement of the total costs of a purchased solar pv system. When you own the solar energy system it is your investment, and utility savings act like dividends; earnings on your investment. And with ownership you gain wealth through property appreciation: a solar energy system is an investment in your home which could possibly increase your property value.
    Our Solar Lease ROI (return on investment) = 15 years
    Our Solar Ownership ROI = 4 – 5 years
    Couple of Facts…
    1. A properly installed solar system requires almost no maintenance other than a good rinsing with a garden hose occasionally to remove accumulated dust from the solar modules. Like your windows, they require almost no maintenance other than rinsing.
    2. Ownership of solar systems will not only pay itself off in as little as 4 to 5 years, but will continue to make you money over its 30 to 40 years expected lifetime.

  • If this happens; More Financing.

    Bottom ; Businesses, want to cut cost. Solar is now in the 5 to 20 year planning of for businesses.

    SEIA submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service regarding an upcoming rule that allows certain types of solar property to qualify for financing through real estate investment trusts (REITs),
    which could inject billions into the clean energy sector, benefitting solar, energy efficiency, and combined heat and power technologies. What are the main points that the IRS should consider as it finalizes this rule?

    A: SEIA appreciates the IRS’s meaningful efforts to better incorporate solar energy installations into the definition of real property and REITs. While the agency has taken a step in the right direction, the IRS should allow REITs to work within the third-party ownership and tax equity partnership models that are used in the solar industry. In addition, it should allow all components of an installed solar system to qualify as real property, including modules.
    The current limitation on PV modules is inconsistent with existing regulations and significantly reduces the value proposition of a solar energy installation, making it less attractive for REIT ownership.

    Finally, structural components, as defined by the IRS, must be able to serve a dual purpose so that solar energy installations that net meter and produce renewable energy credits qualify as real property.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Will $0 Down Loan Programs Cripple SolarCity's Lease Model?

    Loan financing options are available at $0 down, and make it easier for customers when it comes time to sell their homes, instead of having to transfer leases.

    Loan financing options are ultimately cheaper than the 20-year lease option offered by SolarCity.

    Loan financing options have additional advantages over lease options, where customers can claim Federal and State tax credits.

    Still like RGSE approach. Scty brags too much. Think RGSE still has some PR issues; But like them being talking about the positives and getting the negative news/goodwill out in the open.

    LT at current prices - Pick RGSE over SCTY

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The residential market is showing consistent growth. “For the first time ever, more than 100 MW of residential PV came online without any state incentive,” the report added, showing the increasingly small gap between the cost of residential solar and grid-supplied electric.

    Historically the second quarter is one on the weaker quarters for solar installations so the news bodes well for the third and fourth quarters of 2014.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • gwptwbd gwptwbd Sep 9, 2014 1:52 PM Flag

    to show how positive momentum can be given by simple words.
    yesterday, another article has RGSE stock price "Vaulted 9.72 percent"

  • Shows how RGSE can easily be spun as a positive story.
    Property Mentror group had RGSE as having an avg 5 year sales growth of 20%.

    RGSE any”, a nationwide provider of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential and commercial customers, reported on August 19 results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. During the quarter, the Company acquired Sunetric, a Hawaii-based commercial and residential installer, for a total purchase price of $11.6 million, consisting of approximately 4.0 million shares of RGS Class A common stock and $0.5 million of estimated contingent consideration. On Monday shares of Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGSE) closed at $1.58. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 20.90%.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • The most impressive numbers, however, are the shares of new US electric generation capacity across the first half of 2014. Total solar installed capacity for the period represented 53% of all new electricity generating capacity, beating out all competitors by a healthy margin.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • More streamlining although I never saw a press release about this.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • With Suniva building its second plant in Michigan, Suniva partnering with TCC for financing.
    Ajeet Rohatgi (left) looks at Hawaii project utilizing company

    Suniva named Sunetric as Hawaii's first Elite dealer of the Optimus line
    Sunetric was the First and Exclusive distributor / installer of Suniva Solar.

    This Hawaiian company is what will help RGSE the most.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • This will give another form of financing projects for Sunetric/RGS .

    August Atlanta, U.S.-based high efficiency crystalline solar cell manufacturer Suniva has joined forces with financial firm Technology Credit Corporation (TCC) to devise a funding solution for would-be solar customers.

    The partnership sees TCC – which is one of the largest providers of small commercial financing option in the U.S. – offer Suniva customers and integrators an innovative financing approach. Small- and medium-size commercial businesses in the state can secure leases and power purchase agreements (PPAs) from TCC, with the end goal being that the customer eventually owns the solar system, which is provided by Suniva.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Community focused and sales leads opportunity,

    e SLC also hosts the annual Solfest celebration, a two-day renewable energy and sustainable living fair and fundraiser for the SLI that includes workshops, demonstrations, educational panels, keynote speakers, music, artists, wine tasting and dancing.[16]

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • This project includes MAPC and these 17 communities. Do not think I have seen this one. (about a month) ago.

    These projects will be under Bluewave.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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