21 Nov '11, 5pm

Will LED Stocks Follow Solar Stocks Over the Commoditization Cliff? - Alternative Energy Stocks

Will LED Stocks Follow Solar Stocks Over the Commoditization Cliff? - Alternative Energy Stocks

One irony of green investing is that doing good (for the planet) does not always do well for investors. Recently the rewards for do-gooders have been abysmal. For years, I've been warning that the rapid price reductions we need to make solar mainstream are unlikely to be good for the profits of solar companies . This year a combination of subsidy cuts in Europe and photovoltaic (PV) module oversupply brought those price reductions home to roost. Recently, PV manufactures have been scaling back expansion plans , which should help reign in module supply and the price cuts which are undermining solar manufacturer profitability. The LED Industry LED Headlamp. Photo by author Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are widely assumed to be the lighting technology of the future. LEDs have found their way into televisions and computer monitors, where they are much more energy efficient than...

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