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Investing in Solar Niche Markets

Investing in Solar Niche Markets

Mr. Lynch, with all the volatility in solar stocks you have certainly been correct in your comments about solar stocks "not being for the faint of heart." Boy, you were not kidding, this is certainly a traders market. I took your advice and took profits and stepped to the side line -- thanks. My question is: are there any specific areas of the solar industry that I could keep an eye out for that could be promising areas for the future? Thanks, C. Medeot -- London, England.
One Third of Major U.S. Businesses Show Interest in Generating Their Own Electricity, According to New Market Survey

One Third of Major U.S. Businesses Show Interest in Generating Their Own Electricity, According to New Market Survey

Latest RKS Study Finds Increasing Energy Use by Leading Corporations, Plus Need for Steady, Reliable Power Supply, Driving Business Interest; ``Green'' Enterprises Emerge as Viable Niche Market
Nordic Bank to Invest in the U.S. Geothermal Energy Market

Nordic Bank to Invest in the U.S. Geothermal Energy Market

In a speech at the U.S. Geothermal Development and Finance Workshop in Washington, DC, executive Arni Magnusson, the representative of Glitnir, a leading Nordic specialty bank, outlined the latest trends and opportunities in sustainable energy, specifically within the growing niche market of geothermal energy -- in which Glitnir plans to invest and look for opportunities in the U.S.
Goal for 70 to 290 Solar Gigawatts by 2025

Goal for 70 to 290 Solar Gigawatts by 2025

Download Landmark Solar Energy ResearchThe nonprofit Solar Catalyst Group (a project of Co-op America) and Clean Edge (a research and consulting firm focused on clean-energy technologies) has released a report that outlines what would be required to move solar energy beyond a small, niche market into a thriving industry able to contribute significantly to America's energy and national security needs.
RENEWABLES GROWTH

RENEWABLES GROWTH

The author of this optimistic commentary from the International Herald Tribune, compares the growth rate of renewables to that of petroleum a century ago. Petroleum accounted for 2 percent of total commercial energy but expanded quickly in niche markets. “We are seeing the same kind of growth in Renewables”, he explains, “with wind and solar power markets now doubling in […]
Advocates hope credit moves solar power beyond niche

Advocates hope credit moves solar power beyond niche

[Saint Petersburg Times] Times The U.S. solar power industry is about to enjoy a moment in the sun. A new federal tax credit for household purchases of solar power equipment – the first such credit for residential customers in two decades – will take effect Jan. 1. The industry is hopeful the credit will help raise public awareness of solar […]
How the Poor May Boost Clean Tech

How the Poor May Boost Clean Tech

It’s not surprising that a company like Greenhouse Holdings, which builds eco-friendly infrastructure, would have a thriving California-based operation. But as John Galt, the company’s executive chairman and founder, told Renewable Energy World magazine that the company is not just focusing on wealthy enclaves to grow its business. Greenhouse Holdings sees opportunity in poor countries, where little energy infrastructure exists, and is entering […]
Fuel Cells 2000 Releases 9th Ed. of The Fuel Cell Directory

Fuel Cells 2000 Releases 9th Ed. of The Fuel Cell Directory

Washington, DC [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] More than 1000 companies have listed themselves in the recently released Fuel Cell Directory, the ninth edition from Fuel Cells 2000. The fuel cell industry is growing and entering niche markets such as backup and portable power, forklifts and materials handling and military applications. Fuel Cells 2000 has added more than 300 new companies since the last […]
Bifacial PV Modules: Can They Move Beyond BIPV Applications?

Bifacial PV Modules: Can They Move Beyond BIPV Applications?

Bifacial PV modules have been in the market for some time, but with limited usage. The BIPV applications such as awnings and canopies have been a niche market for bifacial PV modules because of glass-on-glass, see-through, aesthetic looks. They have also been used, because of their vertical install-ability, as railings or sound barriers at highways and railways or other places where space for installing standard PV modules is limited. But, are bifacial PV modules ready for larger deployment in the growing PV industry?
GE Helps Homeowners Afford Solar with Nationwide Financing

GE Helps Homeowners Afford Solar with Nationwide Financing

GE Money's Sales Finance unit and the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) will provide revolving and installment consumer financing of residential solar systems through EGIA's GEOSmart Sustainable Financing Solutions loan program.