BlackRock Successfully Invested in a Green Future. Is Solar Investment the Next Big Trend?

Other Green Investment Opportunities

Brookfield Renewable

Brookfield Renewable is the owner of one of the world’s largest power platforms able to be publicly traded. Their portfolio is primarily composed of wind, solar and hydroelectric storage facilities around the globe. As renewable energy shifts to become the dominant form of energy in the world, early investors in this company will reap dividends.

Clearway Energy

Clearway Energy is another force to be reckoned with in the renewable energy sector, owning in excess of 5,000 net MW of installed wind and solar generation projects. On top of this, they also own nearly 2,500 net MW highly efficient facilities for the generation of natural gas, plus a portfolio of district energy systems.

First Solar

First Solar is a publicly traded company that provides photovoltaic solar energy solutions. The company designs and manufactures semiconductor technology and PV solar modules. Necessarily, as the world shifts towards renewable energy sources like solar in line with its general move towards sustainability, their value will mirror the rise in demand.

Final Thoughts

Whilst the raw effectiveness of BlackRock’s ESGU fund in terms of supporting a greener world is dubious due to the way in which it measures which companies are to be considered ‘sustainable,’ the trickle-down effects it has on ‘everyday’ investors is extremely powerful and is curating an environment in which sustainability as a criterion is becoming a standard.

There are a number of investment opportunities available for the keen investor, most of which surround renewable energy, however, given the acquisitions made by Solar Integrated Roofing – all of which may help position itself as the dominant force in the EV charging industry. It may well be that early investors in this company could end with a good return and a sense of achievement in rebalancing towards a greener future.


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