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California Rebates Offer Cash Back For Installing Solar Power

Solar power has proven slow to catch on with consumers. High installation costs have prevented solar power systems from being widely adopted. No one wants to pay for a source of energy that could cover only about ten to 20 percent of total energy costs at such expense. Measured in 2010 dollars, installation costs were as high as $12 per watt in 1998. They fell to $7 per watt in 2010. (1) They are even lower now in 2012. However, they are still too high to convince most customers to purchase solar power systems.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 introduced a federal tax credit for solar power to the tune of 30 percent of the installed cost. This effectively reduces the cost of installing solar power. Multiple states like California have local tax incentives to nudge consumers in the direction of purchasing solar power capacity. California has a booming solar market thanks to state goals and incentives.

California, especially southern California, receives a lot of sunlight throughout the year, especially in the summer. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that California gets about six kilowatt-hours per square meter per day. (2) This is consistent with the NREL’s estimate for other southwestern states like New Mexico and Arizona. California is thus positioned to reap plenty of electricity savings and environmental benefits from solar power.

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Does Outsourcing Benefit U.S. Economy ?


We all are very much familiar with the word, “outsourcing”. Out sourcing is the utilization of resources outside an organization. Barter trading, the oldest form of trading, was in fact just that. One person traded skill or a product made through that skill to get access to another person’s abilities. This is an old strategy but now it is time to speak the truth related to outsourcing but our politicians will for sure won’t speak. They just know finger pointing that is his fault. Actually this is all regarding to those extremely desiring manufacturers who take off labor from Asian continent as it is cheaper and would perform their task for less money. Sad!