Energy Business

Short Sellers Double Down Against Green & Alternative Energy (CSIQ, CPST, CLNE, ENER, ESLR, FSLR, FCEL, SOLR, JASO, LDK, SFUN, SPWRA, STP)

There was what appears to be a massive increase in short selling for the period report ending March 13, 2009.  The short selling increases in companies like First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Suntech Power Holdings Co. (NYSE: STP), SunPower Corp. (SPWRA) and others were well into double digits.  Of our main go-to alternative or green stocks we cover, only one of them saw a decrease in short selling.

COMPANY NAME (TICKER)……….. MARCH 13.. Change
Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ)………… 3,506,879   -2.35%
Capstone Turbine Corp. (CPST)…… 16,385,245 +2.68%
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE)…. 4,204,801  +0.5%
Energy Conversion Devices (ENER) 14,117,686 +4.5%
Evergreen Solar, Inc. (ESLR)………. 23,355,600 +6.7%
First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)………………. 10,918,475 +32.1%
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL)……….. 6,918,766  +11.6%
GT Solar International (SOLR)…….. 2,043,429  +9.8%
JA Solar Holdings, Co. (JASO)…….. 7,233,429  +14.4%
LDK Solar Co. Inc. (LDK)……………. 11,831,376 +3.2%
Solarfun Power Holdings Co. (SFUN)  2,660,846  +11.3%
SunPower Corp. (SPWRA)……………. 9,483,348  +12.8%
Suntech Power Holdings Co. (STP)… 9,955,282  +28.2%

JON C. OGG
March 25, 2009