Tom Konrad's Articles

- June 22, 2012

First Solar's New Research Platform: Big News for Intermolecular

Two years ago, it seemed like First Solar (NASD:FSLR) could do no wrong. The company could manufacture it's thin film Cd-Te photovoltaic (PV) cells at a fraction of the price of traditional...

- June 21, 2012

Solar Inverter Shakeout: 3 Survivors, 2 Buyers, a Loser and a Wildcard

The major publicly traded solar inverter companies are Power-One (NASD:PWER), Satcon (NASD:SATC), SMA Solar (OTC:SMTGF), Siemens (NYSE:SI), Advanced Energy Industries (NASD:AEIS), Schneider...

- June 15, 2012

Three Things Goldman Sachs' $40B Greentech Investment Means, and Two It Doesn't

More than any other investment bank, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is famed for its skill at picking good investments. Last week, the bank announced it would invest another $40 billion in...

- June 06, 2012

Geothermal Heat Pumps: The Next Generation

Climatemaster, a division of LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU), recently announced that their new Trilogy 40 geothermal heat pump (GHP) had been certified by the Air Conditioning, Heating,...

- June 05, 2012

Green Dividend Values (11 Clean Energy Stocks for 2012)

Fear of the disintegration of the Euro resurfaced in May, sending all stocks downward. Clean energy stocks once again fell more than the market as a whole. Possible causes are that...

- June 04, 2012

Buying Opportunity at Renewable Energy REIT, Courtesy of Disgruntled Shareholder

Power REIT (AMEX:PW) aims to be the first renewable energy infrastructure Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).

- May 31, 2012

A Gust of Wind Industry Mergers

A rising tide may float all boats, but a stiff wind separates the wheat from the chaff. Over the last week, it's become clearer which wind developers are the wheat and which are the...

- May 30, 2012

Ormat Technologies: Shame About the Price

Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) reported a great quarter last week, beating analyst expectations for both earnings and revenues.

- May 24, 2012

Will 2012 Finally be the Year of the Strong Grid?

Utility infrastructure companies are seeing the beginnings of the long-anticipated infrastructure boom, and have the rising revenues and backlog to prove it.

- May 21, 2012

Ameresco (AMRC) Misses by 7 Cents: Look to Buy on Any Sell-off

Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) reported first quarter (Q1) earnings this morning, missing analysts' earnings expectations by two-thirds. While Q1 earnings were only 3 cents compared to...

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 am co-manager of the JPS Green Economy Fund (,...

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