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Solar IPO...Take 2

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted December 9, 2005

China-based Suntech Power Holdings has announced that it will be offering 26.38 million American Depositary Shares at $11 to $13 under the proposed NYSE symbol, STP. This deal is expected to be priced next week.

Geothermal Profits

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted December 7, 2005

Nonetheless, the oil giants aren't in the renewables game to make the World Wildlife Federation happy. They're doing it because this stuff is profitable. In fact, BP is on track to deliver more than $1 billion in revenues from its solar division by 2008.

Big names don't mean big gains!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 30, 2005

Over the last few months, Green Chip investors have watched shares of many of their renewable energy plays go through the roof.

Don't disregard the details

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 23, 2005

Early on, even while I was pushing the obvious solar plays, I was also investigating companies (not necessarily publicly-traded companies) and government organizations that had a need for solar integration. Airports needing cheaper, solar runway lighting, military installations needing off-grid installations, high-rise construction firms needing integrated solar design, agricultural outfits needing off-grid irrigation systems.

Note from the Publisher

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 21, 2005

Jeff is an expert in renewable and alternative energy, which makes him a natural for Green Chip Stocks, an investment advisory service that focuses on the emerging boom of renewable energy stocks.

Solar Power Profits

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 17, 2005

You see, thanks to the additional hype generated from SunPower's IPO, the solar industry as a whole has been getting a free PR ride over the past month - which, fortunately for us, has done nothing but push our solar stocks even higher.

It's about the money...plain and simple!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 16, 2005

So it was no surprise that when I told him about Green Chip Stocks and how I was on my way to a Green Building conference in Atlanta, I was met with a sort of patronizing lecture about how Wall Street works and the dangers of investing in such unstable markets.

Seeing Green in Atlanta

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 10, 2005

It's roughly 3:00 in Atlanta right now...and I'm strategically perched above the exposition floor at the 2005 International Green Build Conference, witnessing a very anticlimactic case study in irony; environmentalists and capitalists cohabitating in an effort to push the agendas of both sides.

The Prince of LOHAS Profits

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 9, 2005

You see, Chuck isn't only a prince…he's a green entrepreneur, peddling his own line of organic food and sustainable building with more passion than one would expect a royal to muster up for anything beyond polo and a privy purse.

Exploit the Irony of Renewables

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 2, 2005

On page 24 of this month's Wired Magazine is an ad that reads, "The world consumes two barrels of oil for every barrel discovered. So is this something you should be worried about?"

Organic profits, aisle 12

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 26, 2005

Listen, I’m not saying that we should expect to see inner-city gang members drinking quarts of chocolate soy milk from paper bags anytime soon. But to even stock such items in this part of town is certainly proof that conventional crossover could be even more staggering than we thought.

Tomorrow's solar profits today!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 19, 2005

Fortunately, leaders in the solar industry have been smart enough to pursue alternative PV manufacturing solutions that will soon take the pressure off solar suppliers when it comes to finding enough silicon to keep up with demand.

Solar profits left unattended

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 12, 2005

Attending a press conference with Senator Lamar Alexander (chairman of the subcommittee on Energy) and three of the most powerful CEOs in the solar game last week, I realized one thing as I looked around the room.

Mass Transit Momentum

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 5, 2005

Nine years ago there were two mass transit bus lines that ran from the quiet tree-lined suburbs of Harford County, MD to the bustling downtown business district of Baltimore city. Having lived in Harford County at one time, I often took this bus to work. It wasn't always convenient…but it was usually half-empty and quite inexpensive.

Hybrids get more than 100 MPG!!!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted September 28, 2005

The twenty-something woman with the cheerful disposition in the Honda commercial is quite convincing when she flashes a smile and tells primetime viewers that the Insight is the most fuel-efficient vehicle on the market, averaging 66 miles per gallon.