29 Jul '11, 2pm

Are the Declines in Solar and Wind Stocks Structural, or Cyclical

Are the Declines in Solar and Wind Stocks Structural, or Cyclical

Last week, I asked three green money managers if they thought cleantech stocks, especially solar and wind sectors were near a bottom. While they did tell me about eight cleantech value stocks , they were not ready to call the bottom . Commoditization in Clean Energy In response to my questions, Rafael Coven, the manager of the Cleantech Index (^CTIUS ), which is the index behind the Powershares Cleantech Portfolio ETF (PZD ,) told me that he and his colleagues at the Cleantech Group "are continually reminded how fast certain sectors have product commoditization, where intellectual property isn’t strong enough to differentiate products sufficiently, then prices have been collapsing even faster than we had anticipated. This is true for smart power meters, solar panels, wind turbines, and most lighting products – especially LEDs. ... Sector growth doesn’t necessarily mean tha...

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