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Sacramento, CA | New Cannabis Regulations Approved by the Office of Administrative Law

Approved Regulations Take Effect Immediately SACRAMENTO, January 16, 2019 — California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities today announced that the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has officially approved state regulations for cannabis businesses across the supply chain from cultivation to retail. These new regulations take effect immediately. The previous emergency Continue Reading

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A True 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for Solar Renewable Energy Systems

The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is currently a 30 percent federal tax credit claimed against the tax liability of residential (Section 25D) and commercial and utility (Section 48) investors in solar energy property. The Section 25D residential ITC allows the homeowner to apply the credit to his/her personal income taxes. Continue Reading

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A Solar Renewable Energy System Case Study | SOL DOMINIQUE II

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Residential Customer with a $1,000 Bill to a $16 average in 2018. PG&E’s Tiered Rate Plan (E-1). This rate plan has two pricing levels, known as “tiers,” which are based on how much energy you use. It also includes a High Usage Surcharge when Continue Reading

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Solar Renewable Energy System Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE)

Your Hedge Against Utility Inflation. An investment in a solar renewable energy system project will protect you from utility rate inflation. Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis provides us with a “hurdle rate” (the levelized cost of energy), which can be compared to the expected change in utility rates (by Continue Reading

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Planning Your Solar System: a Ballpark Estimator

This estimator is designed for easy use and provides “ballpark” results based upon streamlined data entries and several default assumptions. A qualified professional can analyze your particular situation in greater detail, walk you through various system design options, and explain the benefits. To determine the Cost per Unit of energy Continue Reading

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2018 Hemp Farming Act legalizes Industrial Hemp

The 2018 Hemp Farming Act will foster economic revitalization and save American lives! S. 2667: Hemp Farming Act of 2018 (the 2018 Hemp Farming Act) fully legalizes hemp. It was introduced in the Senate by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the Senate’s most stringent adversaries of legalized marijuana. It removes Continue Reading

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State Industrial Hemp Statutes

State legislatures view industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity. Many products use industrial hemp such as fibers, textiles, paper, construction and insulation materials, cosmetic products, animal feed, food, and beverages. It is estimated that more than 25,000 products in nine major market segments utilize industrial hemp including: agriculture, textiles, recycling, Continue Reading

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