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Bonus Depreciation

Writing off equipment expenses is one of the corner stones of economic recovery … yet modified depreciation (MACRS) with additional bonuses are about to expire.  If you were in a 35% tax bracket then $100,000 worth of purchases would save you $35,000 in taxes spread out over 5+ years without accelerated and/or bonus write-offs.  **Please [...]

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EV Charging Station Maps Are On The Web

Electric vehicle owners looking for somewhere to charge up need little more than to Google a nearby location.  The U.S. Department of Energy through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL will draw on Google Maps to create an online network of all the charging stations in the country and will serve as a primary datasource [...]

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Chinese Solar Imports are set to have new tariffs

The installed cost of solar electric equipment has been on a steady decline over the last several years.  Three factors related to this decline are:  1) State and federal incentives are less than a third of what they used to be; 2) Labor is better trained and more readily available; and 3) Equipment availability is [...]

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Los Angeles $olar Energy Production Triples

There is a perfect storm brewing in Los Angeles.   The forces of nature that are creating this storm are higher than average solar electric panel rebates combined with a state-wide cost of installation reduction.   The result may soon allow Los Angeles Home Owners to get up to an 80% reduction on the cost [...]

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Tax Credits for Solar Panels

I have gotten several request for information regarding taxes.  So below is a short summary of information about the federal tax credits for solar electricity.  I went ahead and included a few links at the bottom of this email.  I am always available to answer any questions you or your tax professional may have.  Please [...]

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No Residential Green Tags

There has been a lot of talk over the past several months regarding California’s bid to further establish a Renewable Energy Credit (REC) system similar to states like New Jersey.  Essentially a REC allows a business to participate in green initiatives without directly being involved in a transaction.  The idea is that if a business [...]

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Pro’s and Con’s of a Solar Electric Panel Lease

I wanted to take a moment and follow-up with regarding leasing options in the residential solar electric industry in general.   Leasing is now all the rage when it comes to obtaining solar electric panels.  Now before you run off and get a lease for brand new solar panels consider that it is still traditional financing [...]

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Learning how to read your electric utility meter

Learning how to read your electric utility meter

Your energy bill is measured by your local utility in 1,000′s of units of energy called ‘watts’.  When measured this way the utility is measure the kilo watts (kW’s).  The goal here is for them to know what the property owner has consumed by the amount of electricity your property uses each month. Your utility [...]

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Green Consumer Advocacy

For more than a decade, investment in renewable energy has centered on automating internal processes with the aim of reducing costs and improving operating effectiveness to support a business model aimed at delivering ‘more of less’ in largely stable markets.  As more Americans become concerned with sustainability issues and eco-friendly habits, the days of eco-fads [...]

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