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  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Mar 21, 2015 8:58 AM Flag

    By Shuli Ren, Barron's Asia
    China’s energy regulator National Energy Administration released its official
    solar installation target for 2015. Beijing decided to install 17.8 GW.
    This year, there is no mention of a breakdown into large-scale utility solar farms versus
    smaller rooftop distributed projects. Last year, Beijing insisted that the solar industry
    move to rooftop projects, even though the companies had trouble getting financing.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Mar 21, 2015 8:56 AM Flag

    Shouldn't new homes be constructed with solar-roof a standard.
    It'd save on construction cost for unnecessary roof material & labor.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • on solar installation for the public good.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Mar 21, 2015 8:50 AM Flag

    Did you think that solar-power makes the most sense in Sunbelt states?
    I did until I read SCTY's latest earnings report (Shareholder's Letter dated 2-18-2015).
    "California remained our largest market, and the new growth states of Connecticut, Maryland,
    Massachusetts, Nevada and New York accounted for more than 30% of new deployments
    for the first time last quarter. For the year, we deployed a total of 502 MW, or more solar than
    the entire U.S. installed in 2009—including utility-scale."
    It's clear that rooftop solar is growing much more rapidly than most investors presently
    realize. The cost of panels and installation is gradually declining. Note especially
    SCTY's impressive backlog. Less-affluent homeowners are doing d-i-y installation.
    Affordable home-solar kits & panels are available at Home Depot.

    If the White House smartly installs rooftop solar symbolically by July 4th this year,
    the momentum would become enormous. By the election, there could be over 20 million
    solar-roofs with most voters appreciative of President Obama's environmental sagacity.
    I don't see how the GOP can afford to let the Democrats claim credit for rooftop-solar's success
    particularly in their Southern turf. Many environmentalists are Republican or Independent as well.

    Nuclear power-plants have had too many serious accidents to be politically acceptable.
    Wind-power also has too many problems and will likely be abandoned as solar gains.
    Fossil-fuel plants are doomed by concern over greenhouse gases causing climate change.
    I doubt that any nation will continue to build them for much longer even with emissions-capture.
    Obsolete ones will probably be systematically scrapped rather than expensively upgraded as
    GXP just did for its La Cygne coal-fired station for example. Hydropower is largely exhausted.
    The Solar Age is dawning!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Mar 21, 2015 1:17 AM Flag

    By Shuli Ren, Barron's Asia
    China’s energy regulator National Energy Administration released its official
    solar installation target for 2015. Beijing decided to install 17.8 GW.
    This year, there is no mention of a breakdown into large-scale utility solar farms versus
    smaller rooftop distributed projects. Last year, Beijing insisted that the solar industry
    move to rooftop projects, even though the companies had trouble getting financing.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • on solar installation for the public good.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • When solar-roofs become the majority,
    shouldn't they impose an escalating tax-penalty on non-solar roofs
    after a reasonable delay to allow time for conformity to environmentalist mandate.
    Only recalcitrant troglodytes would pay the tax.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • When solar-roofs become the majority,
    shouldn't they impose an escalating tax-penalty on non-solar roofs
    after a reasonable delay to allow time for conformity to environmentalist mandate.
    Only recalcitrant troglodytes would pay the tax.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Suppose your quote is $30,000 all-inclusive for a financed-to-own system
    which is a ballpark-figure I've seen mentioned recently.
    Further suppose your total annual electric bill last year was $3,000.

    Thinking of it as an investment, you'd be earning 10%
    assuming your bill would be negligible after installation.

    The tax credit reduces your after-tax cost 30% to $21,000.

    Seeing Home Depot's prices for Grape Solar, I reckon you might be able
    to do the improvement using some of your own labor and self-financing
    for less than $18,000 or about $12,000 after-tax.

    Figure some reasonable depreciation.
    Your home-solar investment could yield over 25%. Shop around!
    Professional builders usually get 10% discounts from supply stores.
    Spring and summer are the ideal seasons for outdoor home-improvements
    in northern latitudes, so start planning soon.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • When solar-roofs become the majority,
    shouldn't they impose an escalating tax-penalty on non-solar roofs
    after a reasonable delay to allow time for conformity to environmentalist mandate.
    Only recalcitrant troglodytes would pay the tax.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Mar 20, 2015 7:04 PM Flag

    of their buildings instead of paying excessive distributions?

    Rooftop solar-panels don't need to be connected to a grid.
    Home Depot installs. Price of panels (4 Pack) is now $1.35 per watt.
    Web Search "solar panels, The Home Depot". See also Lowe's.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Mar 20, 2015 6:02 PM Flag

    Shouldn't new homes be constructed with solar-roof a standard.
    It'd save on construction cost for unnecessary roof material & labor.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • on solar installation for the public good.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • on solar installation for the public good.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • When solar-rooftops become the majority,
    shouldn't they impose an escalating tax-penalty on non-solar rooftops
    after a reasonable delay to allow time for conformity to an environmentalist mandate.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Mar 20, 2015 3:46 PM Flag

    Must read article in Scientific American, November 2014, pp. 67-71 by David Biello.
    The gist is that rooftop solar power is a growing trend, particularly in sunny locales,
    big enough to threaten electric utilities.
    The implication for investors is that such stocks should be SOLD!

    Further replies by banshee-aliases NOT wanted.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Suppose your quote is $30,000 all-inclusive for a financed-to-own system
    which is a ballpark-figure I've seen mentioned recently.
    Further suppose your total annual electric bill last year was $3,000.

    Thinking of it as an investment, you'd be earning 10%
    assuming your bill would be negligible after installation.

    The tax credit reduces your after-tax cost 30% to $21,000.

    Seeing Home Depot's prices for Grape Solar, I reckon you might be able
    to do the improvement using some of your own labor and self-financing
    for less than $18,000 or about $12,000 after-tax.

    Figure some reasonable depreciation.
    Your home-solar investment could yield over 25%. Shop around!
    Professional builders usually get 10% discounts from supply stores.
    Spring and summer are the ideal seasons for outdoor home-improvements
    in northern latitudes, so start planning soon.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • on solar installation for the public good.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • whbuncensored by whbuncensored Mar 20, 2015 11:55 AM Flag

    on solar installation for the public good.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • When solar-roofs become the majority,
    shouldn't they impose an escalating tax-penalty on non-solar roofs
    after a reasonable delay to allow time for conformity to environmentalist mandate.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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