Green Chip Stocks

Green Chip Stocks Index:

ABB (ABB) - 22.76 ↑ 0.17

Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - 27.57 ↑ 0.19

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) - 657.88 -4.95

Daqo New Energy (DQ) - 34.24 -0.05

First Solar (FSLR) - 49.76 ↑ 0.33

General Electric (GE) - 26.99 ↑ 0.14

Hannon Armstrong (HASI) - 13.52 -0.11

Hanwha SolarOne (HSOL) - 1.91 ↑ 0.06

iPatch DJ-UBS Coffee (JO) - 35.20 ↑ 0.43

iPath Pure Beta Coffee (CAFE) - 23.30 ↑ 0.40

JA Solar (JASO) - 9.26 ↑ 0.25

Maxwell Technologies (MXWL) - 10.63 -0.30

NRG, Inc. (NRG) - 31.31 ↑ 0.16

NRG Yield, Inc. (NYLD) - 47.77 ↑ 0.41

Ormat (ORA) - 28.10 ↑ 0.13

Pattern Energy Group (PEGI) - 25.87 -0.10

SolarCity (SCTY) - 55.05 ↑ 1.42

SunEdison (SUNE) - 22.86 ↑ 0.74

SunPower (SPWR) - 29.41 ↑ 0.32

TerraForm Power (TERP) - 32.12 ↑ 0.21

Tesla (TSLA) - 242.78 -5.93

TransAlta Renewables (RNW) - 11.34 ↑ 0.00

Trina Solar (TSL) - 10.93 ↑ 0.43

U.S. Geothermal (HTM) - 0.52 -0.01

Whole Foods Market (WFM) - 48.23 ↑ 0.54

Yingli Green Energy (YGE) - 2.96 ↑ 0.12


Walmart Loves SolarCity

SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) up 5% on New Solar Deal with Walmart (NYSE: WMT)

by Jeff Siegel
Friday, November 21, 2014

slarwmtSolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) investors are a bit giddy this morning.

The company is enjoying a nice bump right now after it was announced that Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has hired the company to install new solar projects at Walmart facilities in up to 36 different states over the next four years.

SCTY has actually been working with Walmart since 2010, so it's not particularly surprising that Walmart's next round of solar installations is being carried out through SolarCity.

Now while I'm certainly ...

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Investing in Sky Solar Holdings (NASDAQ: SKYS)

Will Sky Solar Crush it?

by Tim Conneally
Friday, November 21, 2014

skysolarChina's downstream solar sector -- that is, distribution and wholesaling, physical installation, and project development-- has been seeing an increase in activity over the past couple of years.

With a glut of low-cost solar panels at home, and anti-dumping tariff disputes overseas, Solar companies began to seriously investigate their downstream options in 2012.

So far it's looking like a wise move for China's biggest solar companies.

Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL) for example, expects to build 400-500 ...

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Slow Money: LION Investing

How to Invest in Local Businesses

by Tim Conneally
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

lionpdxThe great recession pounded the life out of small business lending.

Big banks went into high-risk protection mode, and small businesses that would have qualified for a loan in 2006 found themselves unable to secure funds just two years later.

Between June 2008 and 2011, overall bank lending dropped by 9 percent, and within that, small business lending dropped by 18 percent.

The Fed cracked down on banks for making those risky mortgage loans, and lending standards rose across the board. Big ...

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