With Federal Rebate Extensions, Solar Is Still a Great Investment

Good news, green-thinking homeowners! Solar is here to stay. Even with manufacturers facing new tariffs on imported goods, it’s still a great year to invest in renewable energy. Thanks to the 2015 extension of the solar investment tax credit (ITC), you can save a great deal of money on your panels, especially if you buy before the end of 2019.

Now let’s take a look at the ITC. We’ll find out what it can save you, and how the average solar panel price is likely to fluctuate in the coming year.

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Why is the Investment Tax Credit So Important to Solar Households?

No one likes to think about their taxes. But a tax credit, on the other hand? Now that’s a different story. Most homeowners who go solar are thinking about the environment. But they’re also thinking about their bank balances, too. And that’s where the ITC comes in.
This tax credit allows homeowners to deduct a certain percentage of their solar system—including installation costs—from their taxes at the end of the year.

Through 2019, that amount will remain set at 30%. After that, it gradually comes down, eventually dropping off to 10% at the end of 2022. That percentage comes out of your tax liability—i.e., what you owe the government after calculating your income, assets, and exemptions. If your tax liability is smaller than that 30% portion of your installation, the balance is rolled over until the next year. So depending on your finances, you could spend several years tax-free. You can learn all about how to claim the credit here.

Ultimately, ITC rate reductions mean you’ll save much more if you opt to buy now instead of dragging your feet. And the good news is that the cost of solar panels isn’t likely to increase much, even in the face of new restrictions for manufacturers. If you’ve been seriously eyeing a new solar energy system, that should come as a big relief!

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How Federal Tariffs May Impact System Sales Prices

This month, the outlook for solar dimmed for just a moment after the government approved tariff increases on foreign solar panels. Installers feared that the tariff—which starts at 30% and gradually tapers to 15% after four years—would cause system prices to rise astronomically. That’s because many solar products are imported from China, which offers lower manufacturing prices—a savings that get passed on to the buyer.

However, it looks like some of those anxieties may be quelled, at least for the moment. A few days ago, Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar announced plans to build a factory on US soil. JinkoSolar is a massive producer of solar panels, with over 15,000 employees worldwide and eight manufacturing facilities globally.

What that means for you, the consumer, is that system prices may hold steady for the meantime, allowing you to take maximum advantage of ITC credit already in place from the federal government. For most homeowners, that represents a saving of thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars.

Of course, you don’t have to take it from us. Even consumer watchdog groups agree that solar panels are still a solid buy. They say any price increases are likely to be minute, and of course, you’re guaranteed the maximum tax savings if you take advantage now—plus whatever you don’t spend on electricity.

So it’s time to stop thinking about solar as a fleeting trend and to start seeing it for what it is: here for good.

Ready to get on board with the future of energy? Talk to one of our representatives today and see what solar can save you. After all, daylight’s a-wasting!

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Kim Kardashian West Says She’s ‘Going Back’ to Long Hair as She Shows Off Platinum Extensions

Kim Kardashian West is planning a whole new hairdo for 2018!

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star revealed she’s changing up her platinum shoulder-length bob on Saturday as she shared a series of videos on social media that featured a set of platinum hair extensions from ChaViv Hair by Violet Teriti.

“Okay, we are going back long,” said Kardashian West, 37, in one video of the extensions. “Long and blonde, I’m gonna put extensions in because my short, natural blunt is annoying me.”

The KKW Beauty mogul’s hair artist Chris Appleton also shared a tutorial on his Instagram page —alongside a photo of Kardashian West wearing the hair extensions — as he explained how fans could copy the look for themselves.

Although 2018 has just begun, this hasn’t been the first time this year that Kardashian West — who’s currently expecting her third child with Kanye West via surrogacy — has hinted that she’s ready to change up her hairstyle.

Last week, the soon-to-be mother of three suggested that she was thinking about ditching the blonde locks and returning to her natural hair color.

“Dark hair for the new year?” she captioned a throwback picture of herself.

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The star also seemed like she might be missing her long brunette locks when she posted a nearly nude photo of herself on Friday, in which she was dressed in nothing but a white thong.

Rise & Grind,” Kardashian West captioned the photo, which captured her laying on her side on a bed, with her hand covering her chest, her thong revealing her bare butt, and her long brown hair strewn across the pillow.

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Regardless of when the photo was taken, everyone — including commenters and her family — took notice. The star’s pregnant sister, Khloé Kardashian, commented on the shot, “Now you’re showing off!!” and added a few tornado emojis in a separate comment.


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Oh great, even Chrome extensions are mining cryptocurrency now

mining cryptocurrency: Home PC using a Chrome extension

Unregulated crypto-currencies have soared in value this past year, making a few millionaires and worrying a few hedge fund managers in the process. But crypto-currencies have also been great news for hackers and unscrupulous investors, who can use them for nefarious tricks.

One up-and-coming form of malware is called “crypto-jacking,” a process whereby a perfectly useful program secretly mines Bitcoin or some other crypto-currency in the background. The amount of mining on any one machine is insignificant — likely a value of a few cents per day, if that — but distributed over tens of thousands of machines, it can make a developer real money.

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People Keep Asking Whitney If She Has Lash Extensions Because of This $14 Mascara

I was lucky to be born with a set of relatively long, full eyelashes. But they’re not dark, which means that if I’m not wearing mascara, they’re not much to brag about since you can barely see them. But if I do wear mascara — as I do most days — they’re nothing to complain about. As a result, I’ve …

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Pre bonded / fusion hair extensions, applied with a heat and glue method and often referred to as keratin glue extensions, are a fabulous way to add long-lasting length, fullness and highlights to natural hair. It is the preferred method by many professional stylist and salons. Our Pre bonded extensions are made from 100% remy human hair and come in various styles and colors. It is a long lasting hair extensions method that you wear day and night for several months.Nail tip hair extensions also called u-tip is a process in which the “U” shaped glue is already on the tip of the hair ready to be attached by using the extension iron.Stick tip hair extensions also called i-tip is a process in which an “I” shaped glue is already on the tip of the hair ready to be attached by using the extension iron or with a micro ring. With the micro ring, there’s no heat applied to the hair.
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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.