A Quick Guide to Solar Energy Stocks

by: Stockerblog

The Democrats' capture of a majority of both the House and Senate in the last election has led some analysts to believe that solar energy companies should do well. The following are a list of the pure plays and semi-pure plays in the solar energy fields. Companies which have a very small portion of their business in solar were excluded [e.g. GE, PG&E]. The list shows the name of the company, the stock market symbol, what exchange the stock is traded on, and their business:

  • Akeena Solar, Inc. [AKNS OTC Bulletin Board] Designer, installer, marketer, and seller of solar power systems for residential and small commercial customers.
  • ARISE Technologies Corporation [APV.V Canadian Venture Exchange] Exclusive Canadian distributor of the MSK Just Roof [TM] BIPV [Building Integrated Photovoltaic] system.
  • Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) [NASDAQ] Involved in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of solar module products
  • Carmanah Technologies Corporation [CMH.TO Toronto Stock Exchange] Supplier of solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems & equipment and LED-illuminated signage.
  • DayStar Technologies (NASDAQ:DSTI) [NASDAQ] Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of Photovoltaic Foil products that convert sunlight directly into electricity.
  • Deli Solar [USA], Inc. (DLSL.OB) [OTC Bulletin Board] Designer, manufacturer, and seller of solar hot water heaters, coal-fired boilers, and space heating products.
  • Energy Conversion Devices. (NASDAQ:ENER) [NASDAQ] Designer, developer, and seller of materials, products, and production processes for the alternative energy generation, energy storage, and information technology markets.
  • ErSol Solar Energy AG (ERSLF Pink Sheets) Producer of solar cells.
  • Evergreen Solar (ESLR) [NASDAQ] Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of solar power products in Germany and the United States.
  • First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) [NASDAQ] Designs and manufactures solar modules through its proprietary thin film semiconductor technology.
  • Hoku Scientific, Inc. (HOKU) [NASDAQ] develops polysilicon-based photovoltaic modules for solar power systems. Also develops other clean energy technologies.
  • ICP Solar Technologies Inc. [ICPR OTCBB] Develops, manufactures and markets of solar cells and products.
  • MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR) [NYSE] Produces wafers for the semiconductor and solar industries.
  • SES Solar Inc. (OTCPK:SESI) [OTCBB] Involved in the production of solar photovoltaic modules and roof tiles from silicon cells.
  • Solar Night Industries [SLND Pink Sheets] Global manufacturer and distributor of solar products.
  • Solar Thin Films, Inc. [SLTF Pink Sheets] Develops industrial thin film solar cell manufacturing equipment.
  • Spire (NASDAQ:SPIR) [NASDAQ] Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of solar equipment, solar systems, biomedical, and optoelectronics.
  • Sunpower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) [NASDAQ] Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of solar electric power products.
  • Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (NYSE:STP) [NYSE] Designs, develops, manufactures, and markets photovoltaic cells and modules.
  • Sustainable Energy Tech. [STG.V Canadian Venture Exchange] Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of advanced power inverters for the renewable energy industry.
  • TrendSetter Solar Products, Inc. (TSSP Pink Sheets) Manufacturer of solar hot water heating and storage systems in the United States.
  • WorldWater & Power (OTC:WWAT.OB) [OTC Bulletin Board] Solar engineering and project management company.
  • Xantrex Technology Inc. [XTX.TO Toronto Stock Exchange] Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of advanced power electronic products and systems for the renewable, portable, mobile, and programmable power markets.
  • XSunX (OTCPK:XSNX) [OTC Bulletin Board] Developer of the commercialization and licensing of processes for the manufacture of semitransparent photovoltaic technologies.

NOTE: Updated 12/11/06