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Good news!

I did some inquiring with the Simon Malls and finally got an email answer back from them last Month:

Good Afternoon Ralph,

Thank you for reaching out to us. In response to your inquiry, I think you’ll be pleased. Opry Mills is actively seeking ways to install charging stations on our property. While I don’t have many details at the moment, the project is a high priority for us. Please feel free to contact me periodically to check the status of this project.

Kindest regards,

Jamie Phillips
Guest Services Manager
Opry Mills


433 Opry Mills Dr
T 615.514.1100  F 615.514.1120
jamie.phillips@simon.com

SIMON.COM

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That still means only time will tell, but the more EV drivers – go to the Customer Service Counter and fill out a Survey card – and put that as one of there “TOP Requests on it” that will put some spin in the right direction

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Ralph

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So if you need a juice up @ 30 AMP, then hold your seat…  They only give you a spot for 24 Hours, no short term like 4 hour deal. The whole charge will be $41.05 AAA with discount included.

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Nissan HQ has a nice tent and chairs prepared for the 2nd National Plug-in-Day Nashville / Franklin, TN. I am doing a Q-charge before I head to ”KICK-OFF” event at the Embasy Suites Hotel.

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I drove by the EV charging station construction project at Vanderbilt Law School parking lot today, to see that BLINK has some competition and is not the only provider of EV charging stations in Metro Nashville area.

Look at this Article posted at foxnews.com, we can clearly see now that the Government Mot(h)ors managers are the same people that have run our country in missery that it is in now, nothing but corrupted politians.

General Motors says it will proceed with the shutdown of the

100 miles per gallon - Raser Electric Hummer 3

100 miles per gallon - Raser Electric Hummer 3

 Hummer brand, but TheCarConnection has confirmed that an American company has twice expressed interest in a HUMMER deal–both before and after a failed bid from a Chinese company.

Raser Technologies is a Utah-based engineering firm that has produced electric-conversion 2009 HUMMER H3 prototypes. According to sources, Raser made an offer for HUMMER but was denied in favor of the eventual bid by Chinese

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/04/08/gm-closing-hummer-despite-offer-table/?test=latestnews

Raser Technologies was on the right track – but GM once again gave something “good” the boot, just like they did in 2004 with the Toyota partnership on the Prius / GM hybrid – what fools do we have that keep buying GM cars / products???

Announcement: “This notice announces the request for grant and guaranteed loan applications from agricultural producers and rural small businesses for Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements. Due date for applications is July 31, 2009.”

The USDA 9006 Grant Program is available to provide 25% of the cost of a solar electric photovoltaic system. The local USDA office anticipates the 2008 Notice of Funding Availability soon. Possible deadline for applications could be Mid May 2008. 51% of your tax income must be from the agricultural business. • Tennessee’s Grant Program, TN-CET (Tennessee Clean Energy Technology), Is available for businesses that have an existing building at least 3 years old and are for-profit. Home businesses are not eligible. (A separate meter on a barn or other farm structure will qualify). Non-profits, schools, religious organizations and government buildings are not eligible. The grant is for 40% of the installed cost and maximum amount is $75,000. • There is also a 30% federal tax credit (not a deduction, but a credit). Most companies count the grant money as income so that the 30% tax credit can apply to the entire cost and not just the amount beyond the grant. • Additionally federal tax law, through ePact 2005, provides for 5 year accelerated depreciation.

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Guys this is good news, now you will affectively get $0.12 on top of your purchased power back from TVA. Instead Like here in Nashville, TN $0.088 per KWH you will get $0.088 + $0.12 = $0.208 back for every KWH your Solar system produces. Well on top of that TVA adds an incentive of $1000.00 for you get to keep if you have not yet installed a solar array, to offset the initial installation expense a little!!!!

Now I have run this through my solar Calculator for 50% power regeneration of current electric bill $90.00 / month this brings the net cost after the first year (Tax Return) to $21712 installed at $9.00 KWH. (this is  4 KW solar system) – or if you go for the full 100% of E-bill, net cost after the first year (Tax Return) to $44425 installed at $9.00 KWH. (this is  8 KW solar system). On both calculations your “Break Even” point is in the 11th year! Even though if you now figure in the financing (6%) for 20 Years (life time of Solar panels) your looking at $155.55 or $318.27, still your immediate net monthly savings is in the green with $36.05 or $64.94 per month. And don’t forget you deduct the financing at 100% against your 28% or so tax bracket as well. Guys this is a WIN-WIN situation, don’t delay the Power Revolution any longer!

TVA will purchase all of the green energy output at a rate of 12 cents per kilowatt-hour for solar and 3 cents per kilowatt-hour for other renewable generation as a premium payment above the retail rate and any fuel cost adjustments.

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