2016 Full Year Solar Production

Happy New Year! In 2016, my solar system produced 8328 kWh. The cumulative total so far is 23948 kWh. Visit my solar production tracker page for more details. Since it takes about 1 lb of coal or 10 cu ft of natural gas per kWh of power, so far my production has offset nearly 24,000 lb…

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My Articles at Seeking Alpha in the Last Month

Over Thanksgiving weekend I was busy writing articles at Seeking Alpha and submitted three of them. I missed being called names and arguing with random folks online. Here are some highlights: State Of The Top 4 Solar Module Makers Attack Of The Tesla Killers? Hats off to the editor that came up with that title…

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Major Paris Highlights in One 10 Hour Layover

After reading tons of blog posts about what to do in Paris on a long layover, we happened to discover the perfect metro route with most exchanges at major tourist spots. Follow this and you’ll be able to see Sacré-Cœur and Montmartre, Arc De Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame in one convenient route from…

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Feb 2016 Solar Production – 591 kWh

Here are my solar power production numbers for February – 591kWh (at inverter). 589 kWh (at Dominion meter). PVWatts estimate was 425 kWh. Cumulative power production as of Feb 29 is 16711 kWh (16632 at Dominion meter). More details here.

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Upcoming Chinese Solar Stock Earnings

I believe that the top solar module makers – Trina Solar (TSL), Canadian Solar (CSIQ), Jinko Solar (JKS) and JA Solar (JASO) (who is the manufacturer of the panels on my roof) are all severely undervalued. Canadian Solar pre-announced better than guided shipments and margin. Here is my take on the others at Seeking Alpha:…

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Tesla Earnings: All About 2016

Early AM today, Seeking Alpha published my take on Tesla’s earnings. To summarize, Q4 was a miss but this year is expected to be great as customer deposits for buying Tesla’s kept growing and reached a record $284 million and guidance was great. The much anticipated Model 3 unveil is on March 31. Since I…

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Disney Earnings: Opportunity To Buy

I just published an article on Seeking Alpha with a detailed look at Disney’s earnings. This is my first coverage of Disney and I rate it a buy. To summarize, I think Disney earnings were fantastic, the market is crazy and the trend is likely to continue. Read my article on Seeking Alpha for more…

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