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According to CNN, President Obama toured a solar energy company in Wisconsin on Wednesday, touting the clean energy products made and jobs created there as examples of the kind of innovation America needs. So we're wondering - which clean energy investments are being taken seriously by institutional investors?

To find out, we created a list of about 140 clean energy stocks. We then collected data on institutional transactions, and narrowed down the list to the stocks that have seen significant buying over the last three months.

The smart money seems to think there's more upside to these names. What do you think? Full details below.

Institutional data sourced from Reuters, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Note: The numbers on top of items represent the forward P/E ratio, if available.

The list has been sorted by the change in institutional ownership over the last three months.

1. FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Develops and manufactures ultra-clean stationary fuel cell power plants that generate electricity for commercial and industrial applications. Market cap of $224.21M. Institutional investors currently own 68,339,623 shares vs. 58,082,642 shares held three months ago (17.66% change). Short float at 7.6%, which implies a short ratio of 3.29 days. The stock has lost -39.13% over the last year.

2. GT Solar International, Inc. (SOLR): Solar company. Market cap of $1.66B. Institutional investors currently own 159,295,394 shares vs. 150,987,322 shares held three months ago (5.5% change). Short float at 7.54%, which implies a short ratio of 3.16 days. The stock has gained 79.19% over the last year.

3. Ashland Inc. (ASH): Chemicals Industry. The company handles worldwide environmental investigation, cleanup and risk management, and also provides expertise in air, water and waste management compliance. Market cap of $4.54B. Institutional investors currently own 65,583,417 shares vs. 62,517,228 shares held three months ago (4.9% change). Short float at 1.65%, which implies a short ratio of 1.11 days. The stock has gained 35.62% over the last year.

4. Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL): Solar company. Market cap of $1.95B. Institutional investors currently own 53,972,532 shares vs. 51,779,830 shares held three months ago (4.23% change). Short float at 10.22%, which implies a short ratio of 2.08 days. The stock has gained 24.64% over the last year.

5. Tri-Tech Holding, Inc. (TRIT): Waste Management Industry. Market cap of $103.93M. Institutional investors currently own 1,905,655 shares vs. 1,837,558 shares held three months ago (3.71% change). Short float at 3.01%, which implies a short ratio of 1.26 days. The stock has lost -6.72% over the last year.

6. Uranium Energy Corp. (UEC): Industrial Metals and Minerals Industry. Provider of nuclear energy. Market cap of $398.97M. Institutional investors currently own 29,003,619 shares vs. 28,121,336 shares held three months ago (3.14% change). Short float at 9.45%, which implies a short ratio of 4.49 days. The stock has gained 83.33% over the last year.

7. Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HE): Electric Utilities Industry. One of the key players in Hawaii's goal of 70% of electricity and transportation energy from clean sources by 2030. Market cap of $2.34B. Institutional investors currently own 36,627,226 shares vs. 35,643,103 shares held three months ago (2.76% change). Short float at 3.49%, which implies a short ratio of 5.67 days. The stock has gained 22.91% over the last year.

8. Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (SOLF): Solar company. Market cap of $524.42M. Institutional investors currently own 18,377,493 shares vs. 17,901,227 shares held three months ago (2.66% change). Short float at 9.23%, which implies a short ratio of 1.94 days. The stock has gained 15.79% over the last year.

9. Power-One Inc. (PWER): Diversified Electronics Industry. Currently the second largest manufacturer of solar power inverters globally. Market cap of $1.15B. Institutional investors currently own 104,670,853 shares vs. 102,055,306 shares held three months ago (2.56% change). Short float at 41.27%, which implies a short ratio of 6.96 days. The stock has gained 218.69% over the last year.

10. Cabot Corp. (CBT): Specialty Chemicals Industry. Focused on sustainable building design. Market cap of $2.72B. Institutional investors currently own 54,669,767 shares vs. 53,407,492 shares held three months ago (2.36% change). Short float at 0.99%, which implies a short ratio of 2.15 days. The stock has gained 65.63% over the last year.

Source: 10 Clean Energy Stocks Being Chased by Smart Money