Tom Konrad's Articles

- May 12, 2014

Renewable Energy Stocks By Dollars Per Watt

Dollars per watt ($/W) is a lousy measure of the economics of solar, but it persists. Most likely, it persists because it seems familiar. We can pay $4 for a watt of solar, or $4 for...

- May 07, 2014

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2014: May Update

April showers fell on both the broad market and clean energy stocks last month, but my picks weathered the storm relatively well. My clean energy benchmark (PBW) was down 5.9 percent...

- May 05, 2014

Can't Put Solar On Your House? Four Ways To Invest In Solar Leases

The secret sauce for bringing residential solar into the mainstream is the solar lease. With the simple value proposition of little or no money down and cost savings from day one, a...

- April 03, 2014

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2014: Patience Rewarded

For both the stock market and the weather, March was more lion than lamb. My broad market benchmark fell 2.2 percent to end up 1.5 percent for the quarter. Volatile clean energy stocks...

- March 28, 2014

The Pros' Clean Energy Picks: Solar Dominates, Emerging Markets Drag

In December, I asked my panel of professional green money managers for their top three stock picks for 2014. You can find the full list and descriptions of the companies here.

- March 13, 2014

How Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Soar Like Solar

Ralph Waldo Emerson never said “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” The mousetrap that likely inspired the misquote was invented seven years after...

- March 07, 2014

Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014: March Update

After a rough January, the stock market recovered in February, while clean energy stocks partied like it was 2013.

- February 24, 2014

Power REIT's Preferred Stock Offering: A Hedge That Pays 7.75%

Several smart money managers I know are excited by the heads-I-win, tails-I-win big opportunity offered by Power REIT’s (NYSE:PW) attempt to foreclose on its railroad lease with Norfolk...

- February 06, 2014

Are Air Source Heat Pumps a Threat to Geothermal Heat Pump Suppliers?

Last year, geothermal heat pump (GHP) manufacturers introduced new heat pumps with break-through efficiency based on variable-speed compressor technology. These manufacturers include...

- February 05, 2014

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2014: February Update

The stock market has had a rough five weeks since I introduced my annual Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio on December 27th. My broad market benchmark (the iShares Russell 2000...

Tom Konrad

Tom Konrad

Tom Konrad is a private money manager and freelance writer focused on Peak Oil and Climate Change as investment themes. He manages portfolios for individual clients and is Head of Research for the JPS Green Economy Fund (http://jpsgreeneconomyfund.com),...

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