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Sustainable Energy Taking a Larger Role in US Economy

The role that sustainable energy will play in the United States will get much larger, and developments in the sector during 2014 are setting the table for that new role. ...
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5 Energy and Cleantech Stocks Are Potential Buyout Candidates

One great way for companies to expand growth, earnings and product offerings beyond internal organic expansion is to go the takeover route. While sometimes it can prove to be dilutive, ...
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Short Interest in Solar Stocks Declines as Crude Oil Prices Rise

Short interest among solar and alternative energy stocks was mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on February 13. Solar stocks generally saw a decline in short interest, while ...
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SunPower, First Solar YieldCo Lights Up Solar Stocks

In what can only be called a surprise move, SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) and First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) announced Monday evening that they are joining forces to create a ...
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What a First Solar and SunPower Joint YieldCo Means to Investors

After the market closed on Monday solar PV makers First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced that the two companies are in “advanced negotiations” to form ...
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Will Apple Help First Solar Raise Its Guidance?

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) is set to report its fourth-quarter financial results next week. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.76 in earnings per share (EPS) and $1.28 billion ...
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SolarEdge Files for IPO

SolarEdge Technologies Inc. has filed a Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given in this initial filing, but the ...
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Is This Really SolarCity’s Best Quarter?

After the markets closed Wednesday, SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) reported its fourth-quarter financial results as a loss of $1.47 per share on $71.8 million in revenue, compared to Thomson Reuters consensus ...
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What to Expect From SolarCity Earnings

SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) will report its fourth-quarter financial results Wednesday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of -$1.27 in earnings per share (EPS) on $71.75 million ...
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Analyst’s 4 Clean Technology Stocks to Buy as Huge Growth Continues

If there is one sector that continues to grow at a huge percentage rate, it is the clean technology sector. While the final figures for 2014 are still coming in, ...
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Short Interest in Solar and Alt Energy Stocks Drops as Crude Prices Rise

Among the solar and alternative energy stocks we cover, every one experienced a decline in short interest during the two-week reporting period that ended on January 30. This could have ...
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Apple’s Big Move Into Solar Energy

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) announced that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) committed $848 million to purchase clean energy from First Solar's California Flats Solar Project. Apple will receive 130 megawatts (MW) of ...
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Why Oil Lows Are Confusing Solar Investors

There is an argument to be made for tying the drop in prices for solar energy companies to the collapse in crude oil prices. Part of the reason for the ...
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Canadian Solar to Acquire Recurrent Energy

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with Sharp Corporation to acquire Recurrent Energy. The transaction is valued at $265 million. Canadian Solar ...
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Likely Solar Winners Under New Obama Budget — and China

The world of alternative energy investing has come back from the dead in recent days. The first thing to consider was that oil went back above $50, which matters when ...
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