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Precious metals investments are very real investments and that means that there are some aspects to them that investors always have to keep in mind. Most important, there is risk involved. Precious metals investments are made in a market that is known to be volatile, so those individuals who have been led to believe that precious metals investments are some sort of magical investments that will always gain value should divest themselves of that right away. These are real investments that require a real strategy. What attracts people to precious metals investments, in part, is not that they are guaranteed to always go up in value but that, rather, they are very easy to understand and have the potential to do very well in markets where other investments are floundering.

It’s an Alternative
Funds, bonds stocks: these are all types of investments that people are generally familiar with, even if they don’t understand the specifics of these types of investments. Where precious metals investments are concerned, things work a bit differently.

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If you keep your ear to the ground as far as investing goes, there is no doubt you have heard about rare coin investing.  Recently there has been a great deal of interest in buying hard assets because they tend to be much safer investment vehicles than problematic stocks and bonds, and even paper money.  There have been many people that have never even considered investing or rare coins in the past who have had phenomenal success with rare coins in recent times.

In order to understand why investing in rare coins makes sense, you must first understand why they have intrinsic value.  For starters, the majority of these rare coins are struck from precious metals like gold or silver.  This gives them built-in value in their own right.  At its most basis, these coins could be melted down and they would still be very valuable because they are made from a valuable material.  However, there is much more to it than that.

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Consumers have many reasons to want to look into clean and affordable energy sources. Fuel is becoming more and more expensive due to a variety of factors, and this drives up the cost of traditional electricity production as well. Climate change and pollution are also things that more and more people are getting concerned about. Verengo Solar gives homeowners one option for clean energy by giving them ability to produce solar power in their own home. Rather than being forced to rely on electricity from the grid with sources they might prefer not to use, customers can control their own energy usage.

Keep it Clean
Verengo Solar installations mean that the household is now using energy from a clean, renewable source. There are actually multiple ways that this one action allows customers to help the environment.

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Rare gold brings promise to a portfolio those who have invested elsewhere may not have considered previously. This is the sort of investment the savvy person looks to when wondering how one can literally insure their money. By investing in rare gold coins one makes the choice to make a very strong and very bold statement.

There are ways in which a fortune can be secured and there are ways in which it can be played around with and those who seek stability and to take their portfolio truly into their own hands, to take it out of the control of market environmental factors, join in the rare gold coin investing world. This has been the way for many years and it is how it will continue and the reasons for that are as proven as this investment tradition itself. Continue reading


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Verengo Solar has experienced a surge in residential solar power installations. In fact, verengo has grown to the point that it is southern California’s number one solar integrator. The popularity of residential solar systems is due to a recent convergence of a number of factors:

Federal Tax Credit — As part of the 2009 Federal Stimulus Bill, Congress included a 30% federal tax credit on the full cost of a solar energy installation. This substantial credit is still available, although it is not known how long it may remain in effect.

California Solar Initiative — The State of California is motivated to incentivize solar installs to reduce the need for expensive power plant expansions. Furthermore, the state promotes conversions from non-renewable to renewable energy sources to reduce emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.
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Greentechmedia.com reports that while solar incentives are essentially gone in California, it will not have any impact on solar growth. This is a testament to how popular solar has become in California. The California Solar Initiative provides rebates for homes and businesses. However, it will no longer issue rebates within PG&E’s territory.  The program is beginning to end and this means it has accomplished its goal which was to install one million rooftops with solar panels.

The truth is not all incentives are gone from the PG&E territory. There are still commercial and low rate residential incentives available. Your Verengo Solar dealer is the best place to learn what incentives remain when going solar, including zero down solar panels. Furthermore, The Solar Foundation says that California’s solar industry has produced 43,700 jobs, meaning the solar industry is alive and well in California. Continue reading


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Concerns about the environment and global warming are becoming more pressing every day, and justifiably so!  A large contributor of the problems we face today come from the out-dated energy practices that depend on non-renewable resources like oil and coal.  These forms of energy not only are limited in supply but they negatively impact the world by producing high levels of pollution and poisonous emissions.

The quest for developing new methods of harnessing energy has only become increasingly important and the once lofty concept of accessible natural, renewable and clean energy is finally a reality everyone can experience.
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Sometimes it takes a negative situation to bring people together and push for change. The current state of the environment is one such issue. As global warming becomes increasingly more apparent with natural disasters sweeping the nation, government officials are calling for more change in the way we use resources, especially among businesses, and American citizens are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprints.  Though it is understood that the damage has already been done, there things that can be done to prevent any further negative impact on the environment. Continue reading


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Imagine a source of free electricity for years on end powering your home. It seems like a dream, but it very easily could be a reality. All it takes is the sun, a Monmouth solar energy system and time. You, of course, have to pay for the materials and to have the system installed, but the system will pay for itself in a few short years, and then for the rest of the life of the system you will have free electricity! Besides saving a lot of money due to no electric bill for the next 20 years, there are plenty of other advantages to going solar.

A big advantage of having solar panels installed on your home is that it increases your home’s value. There have even been studies conducted that proved that homes that offer solar panel systems sell for a premium price when compared to those that didn’t have them. If you are thinking of moving any time in the future, installing solar panels now is a smart move. Those same studies also showed that that premium you would get for selling the home with a solar system is actually comparable to the costs of installation. That means you could even recover your investment in them if you decide to move.

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Reduce Pollution with Solar Energy
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Everyone knows that fossil fuels harm the environment, and these fuels have become expensive. Filling your car up with gas now costs a small fortune, and paying the monthly electric bill puts a strain on the family budget. Solar power is big news these days and the savings offered by this green energy is a proven way to cut high electric bills. Another big reason to install solar panels from the verengo solar company is that solar energy reduces carbon emissions.

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists green energy provides significant benefits to the climate, our health, and the economy. Fossil fuels are not environmental friendly and they are finite in their supply. Yet, green power like wind and solar do not cause global warming, rather they improve the overall quality of the earth, and solar offers an infinite amount of clean power. As residential solar continues to catch on the industry will continue to help the economy too. Good jobs are being created and solar installations bring investment into local neighbor hoods. Continue reading


Saving Money With A PC Associates Building Plan Review
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If you are considering a PC Associates building plan review, you are making a sound decision that could end up saving you from some serious headaches down the line.  As a project owner, you know that there is a lot to consider when it comes to constructing a building.  There is no such thing as small changes or small errors.  They may seem trivial at the time, but these small errors and omissions will come back to haunt you again and again.  Eliminating them in the preliminary planning phase is absolutely critical.

It only takes one small time delay or change order to throw everything off schedule.  This can cost you a significant amount of money if you are not careful.  It is estimated that over 50% of these time delays and change orders stem from avoidable errors and omissions that were simply overlooked.  Often it takes a separate person who is not attached to a project to look at in the sort of critical way that is so necessary. Continue reading


How OEMs Utilize Embedded PCs to Further Business Success
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Innovation is an important component of business success, but many products get unnecessarily bogged down in the development-cycle, trying to implement computer systems. In many cases, the technology these new companies need already exists, and many OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are using things like embedded PCs to shorten development times and build on top of established and proven hardware.

The Benefits of an Embedded PC

An embedded PC gives OEMs the chance to maximize their time developing their own products because they don’t have to waste any of it researching and testing x86 or ARM based technology. There are many providers out there who have already done the legwork and made sure the products they provide have been repeatedly tested and even come with warranties and a service support structure.
Embedded PCs allow companies to focus on innovating their own products while relying on some well-established technology. There are some high-performance machines available to OEMs, which can be installed directly in the new products, saving a lot of time and money. Businesses can work faster, increase the functionality of their products, and improve the security features (which can be extremely important in many different industries).

OEMs in Different Industries

Embedded System, In OEM Products
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