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Expensive Green Investments That Eventually Pay Off

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Expensive Green Investments That Eventually Pay Off

Green is apparently the way to go in today’s world. Becoming environmentally friendly appears to be everywhere and is many business plans in order to create a more sustainable world for the future. Sometimes it is not the easiest route to take, but sometimes you can truly benefit from this way of life.

Using solar energy or wind energy is a wise way to go about energy consumption. It is a natural thing that can be invested in. These investments will usually turn a profit, even though it may take a while to actually witness the benefits.

If you would like to invest in Green technology, you will likely want it to eventually turn a profit. Many people are often skeptical that ecologically minded inventions will actually end up paying for themselves. As a result, many people fail to see when these investments might actually help benefit them. You may want to review some of the recent environmental breakthroughs that have actually paid off over time, albeit after a lot of hard work.

10. Deals Available For Buying Green Packages: Ford and SunPower

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Many Green companies are starting to team up to offer some great benefits to their consumers. For instance, Ford has teamed up with SunPower to offer combined deals on both fuel efficient cars and solar roof technology. These Ford Focus vehicles can be run off of an electric charge, so they will be combining them with a SunPower solar panel. This will cost $10,000 to install, but it is expected to save the owner a great amount of money over the lifetime of the car.

9. Some Green Companies Growing

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There have also been good signs of growth among many of the largest green energy companies that are out there. If you take a look at Suntech, you will notice that they have recently experienced a rapid stock price increase. It is rumored that Warren Buffett is interested in buying out the company, which has caused the price to increase over 50%.

8. International Corporations Using Solar

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Even some businesses are starting to find out that they can generate some substantial savings when they opt to use solar power for themselves. A Hyundai plant in South Korea has decided to install a new 10 MW solar power structure on its roof. This will actually be the largest collection of solar powered cells in the entire country.

7. Growth Opportunities For Solar Power

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There are some within the solar power industry who expect that there will be many new cells built over the next year. In fact, it has been estimated that 2014 will see the construction of 80% more solar power units than was seen in 2013. This should get many investors interested in hearing how they can get involved on the ground floor.

6. International Wind Farms Growing

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The popularity of wind farm technology appears to be spreading around the world, since many countries are taking note. Recently, Mongolia has opted to install its first ever wind farm. This is expected to create quite a beneficial opportunity for many locals in the area. This project cost $122 million, but is expected to quickly pay for itself with the power it generates.

5. Taxpayer Savings With Solar Energy

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Kansas City has recently undertaken a project that will install over 80 different solar power units across its buildings. It is expected that it will generate a lot of savings for the power it will generate for each of these buildings. In effect, these solar panels will generate $40,000 in savings for taxpayers in the area.

4. Total Green Investments Are Falling

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Though many of these projects are turning a profit, you may be interested to know that total Green investments fell last year. This may indicate that now is a good time to look for deals out there. Many developers will be wanting to find investors who can help get their projects up off the ground over the next few years.

3. Solar Power Investments

File photo of a worker checking solar panels at a solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo

You might be surprised to hear that many small scale solar projects are getting funded online. There are sites like Mosaic that encourage people to donate their funds to help create these initiatives. It is estimated that solar power projects have received over $1 million in funding recently. This is proof that many people feel like solar power is a viable project to try out.

2. Wind Energy Power

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Many people were skeptical about whether this type of Green project would work on a large scale. However, there have been some data emerge that show wind power is becoming more successful each year. It is estimated that wind power increased by a total of 28% over the course of a year in 2011.

1. Geothermal Heating

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This is a clever way of drawing energy from the heat stores that are trapped within the Earth. Theoretically, there is a never ending supply of these resources. Many people have gotten excited over this technology, and it is gradually showing some promise. It has been found that about 28 Gigawatts of energy are being generated each yeah, which is enough to supply 0.07% of the global energy demand.

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