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  • Huge news for the undervalued and undiscovered CDBE...

    NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CBD Energy Limited (NASDAQ: CBDE) ("CBD" or the "Company"), a diversified clean energy company and leading global provider of solar systems, announced today that its subsidiary, Westinghouse Solar, Inc. has secured up to $100 million of financing for its U.S. residential solar systems customers. Under the financing arrangement, Westinghouse Solar customers can apply for a solar loan with competitive interest rates.

    Mr. Gerry McGowan, Executive Chairman of CBD commented, "We continue to report solid traction in our U.S. growth strategy and this arrangement with an established finance provider will allow our Westinghouse Solar customers to install and own their own system. While enjoying the many benefits it delivers with no upfront cash outlay and the savings in power costs will more than cover their monthly repayment. We believe this product will provide the Company with significant sales and growth opportunities. Upon loan approval, CBD will receive up to 50% of the sales price of a system with the balance paid on installation, which will greatly improve our working capital position."

    James Greer, SVP of Westinghouse Solar, commented, "We recently established our residential Westinghouse Solar business in Massachusetts and are seeing a great response so far. We believe the residential solar business has the potential to experience significant growth as we look to build our footprint in the US into 2015 and the availability of up to $100 million in financing will ensure that Westinghouse Solar can deliver our products to our customers on a competitive basis."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    SolarCity Competitor Vivint Solar Sets IPO Terms

    by soundsgood02 Sep 22, 2014 10:57 AM
    soundsgood02 soundsgood02 17 hours ago Flag

    $1 ,6 billions in market cap...10 mllions revenue in the last 6 month,huge valuation ..But the US residential sector is growing very fast...CBD Westinghouse is entering the same market now..O% down financing is
    competitive with leasing....Official launch in some other state and CDB will be green not only for 1 day...

  • Reply to

    Signs of Life!

    by don_t_panick Sep 29, 2014 9:58 AM
    soundsgood02 soundsgood02 21 hours ago Flag

    SYDNEY, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CBD Energy Limited (CBDE), a diversified clean energy company and leading global provider of solar systems, announced today that it has appointed several individuals to its executive management team and Board of Directors.

    Mr. Jeffrey Tischler has been appointed as the Company's Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Tischler will be based in CBDE's New York office and holds a MBA in Finance and Accounting (double major) from the William E. Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester. He is a Certified Public Accountant, New York State.

    After starting his career with KPMG, Jeff joined Reliance Group Holdings, where he became Vice President-Financial Planning & Analysis. He then became Chief Financial Officer of Commonwealth Land Title, and after having effected a merger with Lawyers Title, became CFO of the combined LandAmerica Financial Group, a NYSE company. Most recently, Jeff was a Principal with Prospect Capital, an asset management company with over $7 billion in assets under management.

    Jeff is well versed in meeting the challenges of raising and carefully managing capital, handling all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, spearheading strategic planning initiatives, and effectively communicating with shareholders and other stakeholders.

    Mr. Richard Pillinger has been appointed as the Company's Senior Vice President, Australia, Asia & the United Kingdom. Richard's operational role is to develop, communicate and implement the short, medium and long term growth strategy for CBDE's business units in these regions. Richard has acted as the CFO of CBDE for the past 3 years and is a Chartered Accountant with a degree in Production and Operations Management.

    Mr. Kevin Pollack, Esq., has joined CBD's Board of Directors as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Contemporaneous with his appointment to CBD's Board, Kevin has been appointed to the Company's Audit and Compensation Committees.

    Kevin has been an investment banker and securities attorney at Banc of America Securities and Sidley Austin (formerly Brown & Wood), respectively, and has previous asset management experience at Paragon Capital. Kevin is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds J.D. and MBA degrees from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. Currently, Kevin sits on the Board of Directors of several public companies and also is the President of Short Hills Capital LLC.

    Mr. Gerry McGowan, CBD's Executive Chairman and Managing Director, stated, "We are very pleased to announce these executive management and board additions. These accomplished individuals should ensure that CBD continues to execute on our growth objectives and continued market expansion. Jeff has demonstrated an ability to bring companies to their next stages of development, driving profitable growth while maximizing shareholder value."

  • soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 30, 2014 5:29 PM Flag

    ..Enough recent positive news to trade over $4 or even 5...

  • soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 29, 2014 1:07 PM Flag

    Difficult to predict,however...Assuming 1% of 150000 (because a % of these people may own solar panels now) every year..
    1500 x $9000 = $13,5 millions... higher than market cap and around half the enterprise value..

  • Reply to

    Signs of Life!

    by don_t_panick Sep 29, 2014 9:58 AM
    soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 29, 2014 10:12 AM Flag

    News from these 2 markets will make the difference(especially US) ..At least they have broken the silence....

  • Reply to

    All this news sounds good but

    by litleelvis Sep 23, 2014 10:52 AM
    soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 28, 2014 6:10 AM Flag

    From july 23 PR.. CBD Energy Limited (CBDE) today announced it has obtained approximately $300,000 of loan approvals for residential solar systems under its solar installations brand, Westinghouse Solar, within three weeks of operation following a SOFT launch in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts. CBD Energy Limited is a diversified clean energy company and leading global provider of solar systems, having completed more than 17,000 residential installations. CBD Energy Limited markets its residential and commercial solar installations under the name Westinghouse Solar.

    Westinghouse Solar residential systems sold in the U.S. are backed by a 20-year warranty. The loan program also allows Westinghouse Solar customers to retain the full benefit of available tax credits and other renewable energy incentives, and to avoid potential issues involved with transfer of leases or power purchase agreements (PPAs) if/when they sell their homes. Use of the solar loan program also ensures that local incentives benefit residents in participating communities and enhance local economic growth.

    “We’re delighted by the strong response to the Westinghouse brand we’re receiving in the Greater Boston area. Our new loan facility lets us offer a zero-down solar offering with competitive financing terms that provide favorable economics for the customer. Given the many benefits associated with a Westinghouse Solar system and this financing option, we expect the high conversion rate we’re experiencing will continue. This bodes well for Westinghouse Solar as we commence our advertising and marketing campaign,” said James Greer, SVP of Westinghouse Solar U.S.

    Mr. Greer continued, “We’re confident that CBD Energy’s extensive experience in residential, commercial and utility solar installations will serve us well as we launch a full spectrum of services under the Westinghouse Solar brand in targeted regions across the United States.

  • Reply to

    CDB-Westinghouse market launch

    by soundsgood02 Sep 10, 2014 3:40 PM
    soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 26, 2014 5:46 PM Flag

    ..A PR on CDB news wouldn't give too much publicity...But it would help the stock to stay at least over the all time low...

  • Reply to

    CDB-Westinghouse market launch

    by soundsgood02 Sep 10, 2014 3:40 PM
    soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 26, 2014 2:38 PM Flag

    ..Very low visibility launch...Maybe they wait to add some other state..Or maybe it has to remain a little secret...

  • Reply to

    Summer & Winter blackout risk

    by don_t_panick Sep 25, 2014 7:18 PM
    soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 26, 2014 9:52 AM Flag

    The blackout is in cbd headquarter...

  • Reply to

    All this news sounds good but

    by litleelvis Sep 23, 2014 10:52 AM
    soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 24, 2014 4:22 PM Flag

    ..:Excluding that "little" story..He made a very good job that time..

    He founded Impulse Transportation Group in 1983 to distribute newspapers and magazines in Australia and New Zealand. Mr McGowan subsequently acquired the assets of a failed regional airline, transforming it into Impulse Airlines. Australia’s largest privately-owned airline, it was sold to Qantas in 2001 and operates today as Jetstar.

  • Reply to

    All this news sounds good but

    by litleelvis Sep 23, 2014 10:52 AM
    soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 24, 2014 9:01 AM Flag

    All seems to be very negative in this moment..I am buyer at these prices,with another good contract will go easily over 100 millions in revenue next year... Like sopw at 0,2 in july...High risk..high reward...

  • Reply to

    All this news sounds good but

    by litleelvis Sep 23, 2014 10:52 AM
    soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 23, 2014 5:42 PM Flag

    ...More than 1 month without news...However the market cap is lower even to the equity position in Taralga wind project...The price is lower than before the release of a huge project with a profit of 6 millions...But the management seems to be comfortable with this price,US market launch is begun from around 20 days and no press release released...Is it a secret?...

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    $0 down solar loan vs leasing..

    by soundsgood02 Sep 23, 2014 6:10 AM
    soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 23, 2014 7:52 AM Flag

    From westinghousesolar website...Waiting for some PR...
    0% down

    Why is a Westinghouse Loan the best option for going solar? It’s an easy answer, really. Your energy source is an asset that deserves the same time and attention that the rest of your home receives. A loan allows you to own the solar system and the rebates and incentives that come with it. Furthermore, having a Westinghouse solar system, that you own outright, can increase the value of your home exponentially.

    Westinghouse Solar Loan Program:

    Take Control of Your Electricity Bills, Right Now.
    Independence from Rising Energy Costs – Most homeowners are cash flow positive from the start.
    Attractive 20-year unsecured loan term
    Low Monthly Payments with No Prepayment Penalties
    No Surprises – Operations and Maintenance are priced into the initial transaction
    Available in all 50 States and the District of Columbia
    Increased home value
    On average solar homes sell 20% faster and for 17% more! To learn more about these statistics read this case study by National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    Westinghouse is committed to quality. Quality in the air you breath and in the investments you make. The best energy decisions are surely the ones that keep you and your family happy, safe, and comfortable. With Westinghouse Solar as a partner, you won’t have to make those decisions alone. Making a financial commitment deserves a conversation and that is why our expert consultants are waiting to work with you every step of the way.

    Look to a Westinghouse Solar Loan so you and those you care about most can enjoy the best that life has to offer.

  • Much more worthwhile in some state...And it's exactly where CDB-Westinghouse is launching the service...Very likely the leasers like solarcity and vivint will lose market share in that states...google
    "Solar Leasing vs $0-Down Solar Loan — Scenarios In 10 States"

    5. Boston, Massachusetts

    (Address: 37 Edison Green, Boston, MA 02125 | Monthly electric bill: $125)

    Here, the $0-down loan crushes it: $20000 net savings vs 4000...

    7. Newark, New Jersey

    (Address: 541 Clinton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07108 | Monthly electric bill: $120)

    $0-down solar loan is twice as good as solar lease over 20 years: $26000 vs 13000

    10. Albany, New York

    (Address: 28 Lawnridge Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 | Monthly electric bill: $200)

    $0-down solar loan wins again: $ 16000 vs 5800.

  • soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 23, 2014 5:52 AM Flag

    ...Sorry wrong board...however the article is interesting i have posted the sltd today's news on cbde board..

  • .. CBD is launching exactly where $ 0 down loan out is much more convenient than leasing...Quite probably will gain market share over Solarcity ,Vivint and the others . Google the title for the entire article.

    5. Boston, Massachusetts

    (Address: 37 Edison Green, Boston, MA 02125 | Monthly electric bill: $125)

    Here, the $0-down loan crushes it:

    7. Newark, New Jersey

    (Address: 541 Clinton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07108 | Monthly electric bill: $120)

    $0-down solar loan is twice as good as solar lease over 20 years:

    10. Albany, New York

    (Address: 28 Lawnridge Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 | Monthly electric bill: $200)

    $0-down solar loan wins again:

  • Very important for CDB-Westinghouse in US..

    SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/23/14 -- Solar3D, Inc. (OTCQB: SLTD), a leading solar power company and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell, commented today on the growing trend among commercial and residential property owners to own, rather than lease, their solar systems.

    Recently, influential experts and media alike have referenced the many reasons why owning a solar system is more advantageous than leasing. Earlier this year, a Fox Business article shared, "Homeowners who chose to own the solar panels not only get the best price but they can also benefit from city and state tax breaks depending on where they live." A writer for the Institute For Local Self Reliance stated, "...in the years ahead, the expiration of federal tax incentives and simplified options for ownership (and its significant better long-term value) will mean a surge back toward solar ownership."

    Among the benefits, SUNworks highlights the government support, citing 30% unlimited federal tax credits and state-provided cash rebates. Additionally, owning creates an exemption from future rate hikes due to the offset of utility bills, as well possessing the ability to write off the interests paid on a solar home loan, as opposed to lease payments which cannot be written off. Lastly, owning a solar system appreciates the value of your home, and provides more flexibility and freedom regarding size and the actual solar installer. Many times, the system pays for itself within 5 to 7 years, equating to a 25%-35% internal rate of return.

    "Although we offer leasing programs for solar systems, SUNworks has promoted ownership, as we believe that purchasing a system instantly creates an asset on your roof, while leasing a system does not provide the same form of long-time value. Our ability to help our clients maximize the economics of ownership is a key driver of the rapid growth of our company," said Abe Emard, CEO of SUNworks.

  • soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 22, 2014 2:25 PM Flag

    ...According to sopw performance,one or two substantial projects can bring the market cap over 100 millions...

  • soundsgood02 soundsgood02 Sep 22, 2014 12:24 PM Flag

    Sopw spectacular performance continue...market cap up 10 fold in 2 month...

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