DDI09-BQ-Economy-Frontlines - Scott Khamphoune Dartmouth...

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Scott Khamphoune Dartmouth 2K9 1 ECONOMY NEG Read the recruitment disad as a turn in the 1nc and then turn it into a huge disad in the 2nc. If you don’t feel comfortable going for it, you could cross apply the cards on the “Econ will recover” frontline to non- unique your own turn. Against employment, you HAVE to read the Keynesian frontnline. The Foster evidence is AMAZING and I made sure the extensions would be hell for the 1ar. Before the round, read over Foster’s qualifications. Solar Power Turn 1/2 1. Economic decline is key to boost solar power Dickerson , B.A. in finance from U of Illinois and Masters in journalism from Northwestern, 8-2 (Marla Dickerson, 8-2-09, Los Angeles Times, “Weak economy makes solar panels more affordable to homeowners”) If you're searching for a bright spot in a dismal economic climate, look no farther than your roof. The downturn is helping to make solar panels more affordable. Manufacturers are cutting prices to move inventory. Uncle Sam is helping too. As part of the economic stimulus package, the federal government this year boosted tax credits to homeowners who switch to solar power. Together with state incentives, those subsidies could slash the cost of some systems in California by 50% or more. Some homeowners are banding together into buying groups for even bigger savings. * Solar resources Solar resources * Sunny California market Sunny California market Ads by Google Free Solar Power You May Qualify for Free Solar for Your Home.Easy Install. UL Teseted! www.power-save.com/solar SCHOTT Solar Solar Solutions Powered by the Sun www.us.schottsolar.com If you don't have a lot of extra cash lying around, innovative financing can help you spread your payments out as long as 20 years. Or you can take advantage of leasing deals to get panels on your home for little or no money down. June was a record month for state rebate applications by California homeowners. Some of them are opting for the steady returns that come from lowering their energy bills rather than betting on volatile stocks or real estate. So shake off the recession gloom and let the sun shine in. Here's how to go solar without going broke. The basics A well- designed solar-power system can reduce your annual electricity expense to zero over the 25- to 30-year life of the panels. Spending $20,000 or more on a system today amounts to pre-paying your power bill for the next three decades. Is that a smart decision? If your aim is to help the planet, the answer is a resounding yes. If you're looking to save money, it depends. Not all homes are good candidates. Generally, the higher your current electric bill and the sunnier your roof, the more solar makes sense. Still, payback can easily take a decade or more. You'll need to crunch some numbers. Reputable solar installers will be glad to help you figure the payback period, lifetime savings and rate of return, free of charge. If you want a ballpark estimate without the sales pressure, check out the calculators section on the state's Go Solar California
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2010 for the course K 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UMass Lowell.

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