Selling the Green Tech Story
by Tim Conneally
Friday, August 1, 2014
Equity crowdfunding is still just a blip on America's radar, but we can learn from Europe's experience.
Individual investors in certain EU nations have been backing new projects in exchange for a cut of the profits, while only accredited American investors have that privilege. Pending SEC rulemaking, we will eventually be able to invest in a crowdfunded project and expect something more than a crappy t-shirt as our ROI.
It will give small-time investors the ability to sink money into projects ...
The 12-Year Millionaire Plan
by Jeff Siegel
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
It's hard to believe, but five years ago, Joe Franz, a Maryland schoolteacher, paid cash for his first home.
Of course, it's not a giant mansion or even a modest suburban rancher. The entire home is actually only 180 square feet — about the size of his old one-bedroom apartment. But unlike that old apartment, Joe's new house is his. He owns it.
The house, which was built new, came with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, bathroom, loft-style bedroom, and plenty of living space. But the best ...
A Rational Response to Solar Dumping Tariffs
by Jeff Siegel
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The big news in solar this week is the continuation of the “solar trade war” drama which was initially launched a few years ago by solar manufacturer Solarworld.
As reported by Reuters, the United States has set import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan after the U.S. Department of Commerce found that the solar panels and cells in question are being sold too cheaply on the U.S. market.
Preliminary anti-dumping duties as high as 165.04 percent for Chinese goods would ...