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Adam Eran

What you've got to understand is that Wall Street is far more interested in scamming the public than in doing something productive with their capital. The energy return for invested energy for solar still doesn't equal the (declining) oil well returns, and it would actually be a shift from the casino economy to get off oil in any significant way. (Lots of sectors besides energy -- e.g. the military-industrial-prison-media complex -- would suffer.)

Meanwhile, only Bernie Madoff is in jail for a scam that cost the U.S. 20% of its net worth (and the world 40% of its net worth)... and the administration wants to "look forward" only, not prosecute the malefactors because they hope for some campaign contributions.

Yep, that's "change you can..." oh wait!...

Jim Rossi

Great analysis. Between computer trading, instantaneous information, and all the hot money in the market, short markets can get pretty hyperbolic. I too see the value proposition in "going long" - investing in solar energy companies over the long-term.

I'm a journalist and Urban Sustainability Initiative graduate fellow at UNLV. My focus is clean renewable energy.

joanne fornes

Either we embrace solar or we're all doomed!

MICHAEL KRIJNEN

SAME REASON THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NOT REPLACED SOLAR PANELS ON IT'S ROOF.

THERE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A SUNSHINE LAW ON INFORMATION AS TO WHY NOT ANYMORE.=, THERE IS AN EVIL AMONGST US AND IT IS NOT SUPPLY AND DEMAND AND IT IS NOT BASED ON LOGIC.

Mike Moraghan

Excellent article and you're correct, Wall Street ignores or denigrates solar while collectively refering to oil, coal, nuclear and natural gas as the "Energy Sector." It's a lovely, likable name for a group of industries whose byproducts annually include dead and diseased workers and bystanders, and all manner of toxic filth and environmental degradation. It would be more accurate to call them "Death and Destruction."

I decided long ago to invest in solar, and not Death and Destruction. I am long STP, YGE, JASO, SOL, CSUN and WFR. I bought CSIQ and sold it after a gain of 240%. I bought SOLR and sold it after a gain of 40% (but I should have held!).

I plan to retire a wealthy man knowing that my investments contributed in a very small way to the betterment of our world.

Robert Eidson

Using the sun to power my air conditioner - how elegant is that...

Lewis Rynders

Watch Zeitgeist 2 and 3 for free online. You can't believe everything the documentary says but believe me a lot of the information it provides will help you understand how and why wall street is a complete joke at present. It's no longer there to provide a means to invest and grow your wealth, rather it has become a way to "legally" cheat and steal. It's pretty sad...

Sad Citizen

Unfortunately, there is a larger picture here. Key powerful people are deliberately creating a world, using televised media, where citizens feel helpless and angry, then turn against each other. Once this happens and real violence breaks out, they will declare martial and start putting us in privately owned prisons, to "protect our freedoms and great country", of course. These prisons will become the workhouses of old, such as debtors prisons. More children will be put in orphanages. Child labor laws are already under attack. Education is already under attack. Unions are already under attack. Anything that is good for the citizenry is under attack. Anything that is good for those 35 people in the world who have $13.5 billion or more is NOT under attack. And, just as it happened in England, France, etc, those who have the money say that God meant the poor to be poor and the rich to be rich. In truth, money is God and until we develop a healthier way of living, where people come before money, towns work as partnerships, and we learn to live symbiotically with our natural home, this cycle will continue until we all die.

ghd glattejern

the company has year-on-year sales growth of 202%, has a price-to-earnings ratio of only 2.22, plenty of cash on the balance sheet, and a price-to-book ratio of just .91. That's right, even if the company were closed and its assets liquidated

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