FC Note: Hedging their fuel costs with futures contracts has been a very effective strategy for Southwest Airlines, now a leader in their industry.
With no price at the source and by eliminating all the steps in between, directly accessing the sun's unlimited amount of energy takes the hedging concept to a whole new level as the costs of producing, refining and transporting energy from fossil resources continues to climb.
We cannot produce our own gasoline, but we can take control of a major part of our energy costs by producing our own electricity, courtesy of the sun.
Solar energy along with its obvious environmental benefits equals Financial Conservation thus economic empowerment -- particularly for the individual.
Smart. Direct. Simple.
For a breakdown of the numbers specific to the area, visit one of San Diego's local solar providers @ Home Energy Systems