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Tesla Model 3 Average Selling Price (ASP) = $59,300, Surveys Find

What’s Tesla’s best asset? Elon Musk? Its battery expertise? Its production facilities? Haha — you gotta think bigger

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Tesla Model 3 Profit Target = 5x Higher Than Average Ford Vehicle

It’s remarkable that Tesla rocketed from its IPO to surpassing Ford in value in just 7 years. Tesla’s prowess on Wall Street has left many investors miffed. After all, Ford recently announced 2017 sales of over 6.6 million cars worldwide. Meanwhile, Tesla barely cracked sales of 100,000 cars. How could an industry behemoth like Ford be overtaken by this younger, smaller Silicon Valley startup

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During last warming period, Antarctica heated up two to three times more than planet average – Phys.Org


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During last warming period, Antarctica heated up two to three times more than planet average
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Blustery conditions at the West Antarctica ice sheet divide, a ridge where a 3.4-kilometer borehole was drilled to acquire ice cores. The tent protected the equipment and scientists as they measured temperatures down the borehole in 2011 and 2014
Antarctica Sea Ice Little Changed Over Last Century | AMI NewswireAMI NewsWire
Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heatBusiness Insider
Polar ice the size of India has melted into the sea, scientists sayCBS News

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Average Severity Of Solar PV Industry Insurance Claims Has Risen 87% In Last 5 Years

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In just the last 5 years, the average severity of solar photovoltaic (PV) industry insurance claims has risen by around 87%, according to a new GCube Underwriting analysis. The analysis found that weather-related losses were responsible for around half of all solar PV industry insurance claims in North America, and around a quarter of all [&hellip

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Best Electric Car For The Average American

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Originally published on EV Obsession. Ah, that mythical creature — the “average person” or “average American.” What is the best electric car for the “average American?” It depends on what you consider average, but I’ll present a few scenarios below. 1 + 1 = 2 First of all, the average number of cars per household is [&hellip

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What’s An Average Day Like In Antarctica? – io9


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What's An Average Day Like In Antarctica?
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Antarctica is a place most of us will never see outside of pictures. But what's it like when one of nature's most taxing (and stunning) environments is also just the place you call home? In response to this post asking what things visitors are always

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$600 Yearly Savings For Middle-Class Families Who Lease Solar Panels (Average)


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In states where it’s available, solar leasing is extremely popular. Approximately 75% or so of homeowners who go solar in these states decide to go solar through a solar leasing/PPA option. The big stat of the day today is that middle-class families who go solar in this way are projected to save about $ 600 a year off their electricity costs. That comes to about $ 12,000 to $ 15,000 over the course of their 20- to 25-year solar lease or PPA. That’s of course practically the same as making an extra $ 12,000 to $ 15,000, but without having to pay taxes on the money.

A lot of people contend that solar leasing rather than simply buying a solar power system is a rip off, since you’re theoretically giving away some of your profits from going solar to the solar leasing company. However, there is a reason or two that such a huge percentage of people go solar through a solar leasing service when given the option.

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The biggest one is probably the simple fact that a lot of people don’t like paying for things up front. The average person would rather pay more in the long run, sometimes a lot more, if they can take their time making the payment.

Another thing to keep in mind is that solar leasing companies are often able to take advantage of solar energy tax incentives that the common person can’t take advantage of. This includes the 30% federal tax credit as well as Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) and sometimes state tax credits. With those bigger government incentives, these companies can cut into their own potential profits a bit to make sure consumers get a great deal, perhaps even better than they’d get by buying their own solar power systems. (But, as always, I recommend checking out all your options and running the numbers.)

Other smaller but still notable benefits include the performance guarantees, monitoring, and maintenance that is generally covered by solar leasing/PPA companies. The peace of mind that comes with not having to worry about any of that is quite valuable to a lot of people.

For those three reasons, the majority of people who go solar and have an option to go with a solar leasing service do so that way. Look into whether or not that’s an option for you!

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Wildfire Season So Far: Tragic, Destructive And Below Average

So far during the 2013 wildfire season, more than 800 homes and businesses have burned to the ground, nearly 1.6 million acres were scorched and over 23,000 blazes have required suppression. And two dozen firefighters have died. But as dramatic as it’s been, the season has yet to kick into high gear.

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March Was Cool, But Winter Was Warmer Than Average

Even though temperatures were less than normal late in the season, winter 2012-13 was still on the warm side.

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US Ecology Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level – Forbes

In trading on Wednesday, shares of US Ecology, Inc. (NASD: ECOL) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $ 18.47, changing hands as high as $ 18.52 per share. US Ecology, Inc. shares are currently trading up about 2% on the day. The chart …
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