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  • Credit Suisse started pimping solar about two months ago because they want out, and they have clients setting on huge positions. They know when the subsidies expire solar is in trouble. Who's investigating them this week? Someone always is.

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    Seriously, this stocks PE is way below

    by stpetersteve 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    You're on the right track!

  • SunEdison is buried in debt and this will catch up with them at some point!

  • Reply to

    New Technology in the works

    by myyyopinion 10 hours ago

    it's a reverse Fresnel lens for goodness sake. not exactly cold fusion. great big woo! that's part of solar's problem. they hype and bs beyond reality, and it's catching up.

  • Credit Suisse's Patrick Jobin said: SunEdison's solar project business is at an inflection point of growth as the company delivers on their solar project pipeline and expands into wind and smaller-scale distributed rooftop solar projects. The company is well positioned with significant benefits of scale, cost of capital advantages given their recently-launched YieldCo vehicle, a low-cost poly JV with Samsung and a road-map to further cost reductions. While the inflection point in project completions will be the primary catalyst, we believe dropping projects down to TerraForm (TERP), additional third-party asset acquisitions, launching an international focused YieldCo, asset backed securitizations (ABS) and reaching initial Incentive Distribution Rights splits (IDRs) will make the cash generation potential of SunEdison become increasingly clear and enable realization of our SOTP-based value of $34/share.

  • Seriously, this stocks PE is way below where it should be. Earnings not the problem.

    Climbing each and every (wall) on the charts.. heading to its next summit $74 before heading to ( Yes its is real ) $168 summit. as always, IMO
    Happy Yieldco's to everyone you and yours.... : )

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • All solar sector is hot again. CSiQ up 15% yesterday.
    FSLR reaches 52 weeks high ($74 - $75) weeks range within few weeks.
    Whoever sell this stock now they will feel bad later.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Posted: Mar 06, 2015 10:47 AM

    Updated: Mar 06, 2015 10:47 AM



    By Paul R. La Monica

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- How great has the bull market of the past six years been? Only nine stocks in the S&P 500 have a negative total return since the S&P 500 bottomed.

    That's right. Nine.

    Who's on this unfortunate list? Several oil and energy companies. And many of them had been taking part in the huge market rally up until recently. They only gave up their gains in the past few months as crude prices evaporated.

    Oil's not well. The biggest loser is driller Transocean. It's down more than 60%. The company's involvement in the tragic Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 didn't help the stock either.

    Fellow drillers Diamond Offshore and Noble have also lost money for shareholders since the S&P 500 had its lowest close of the bear market on March 9. 2009. (It actually hit the demonic intra-day low of 666 on March 6.) But they're not down nearly as much as Transocean.

    Oil and gas company Denbury, which has the unfortunate ticker symbol of DNR, has also swung into negative territory in the past few months.

    As recently as June, Denbury was up more than 40% from its March 2009 levels. That still lagged the broader market. But it's better than losing money.

    Natural gas company Southwestern Energy has also taken a hit as energy prices fell. All of its losses have come in the past few months.

    Waiting for the sun. First Solar is the second-worst performer in the S&P 500 since 2009.

    A lot of that is due to concerns about the stock price being too expensive as well as concerns about how a glut of cheaper solar panels made by Chinese companies will hurt profits for First Solar and the rest of the industry.

    Still, the stock is enjoying a nice pop this year despite the plunge in oil prices. You'd think cheap oil would be bad news for an alternative energy company because it would make consumers more willing to stick with fossil fuels. But it's possible that the worst might finally be over for First Solar.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • 05. March 2015 | By: AGL Energy Limited

    Construction at AGL Energy Limited's (AGL) Nyngan Solar Plant in western New South Wales has reached a major milestone with the one millionth solar photovoltaic (PV) module being installed.

    When completed, AGL’s Nyngan solar plant will have capacity of 102 MW, bolstering AGL’s existing credentials as the largest ASX-listed owner, operator and developer of renewable energy generation in Australia. In the last decade AGL has invested more than $3 billion in renewable energy projects.

    During an inspection of the 250 hectare site today, Group General Manager Merchant Energy, Anthony Fowler, said he was pleased with how construction was progressing at what will be Australia’s largest utility-scale solar PV plant.

    “A project of this magnitude has never been done in Australia before and together with project partners First Solar, we have reached the installation of the millionth module while remaining on track and on budget. It’s a credit to everyone working on the project.”

    Mr Fowler was joined at the $290 million Nyngan solar plant by the Minister for Resources and Energy, the Hon Anthony Roberts MP, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Chairman, Mr Greg Bourne, Bogan Shire Deputy Mayor Cr Jim Hamstead, First Solar as well as other state and local government officials and project employees.

    “In total, 1.35 million advanced thin-film solar PV modules will be installed. If placed end-to-end, the modules would measure more than 1,600 kilometres, or the equivalent distance of Nyngan to Uluru as the crow flies,” said Mr Fowler.
    First generation from Nyngan Solar Plant is expected to occur by next month and the plant will be fully operational by July 2015.

    Once operational, the Nyngan Solar Plant will produce enough renewable electricity annually to supply more than 33,000 homes.

    The Nyngan project has provided economic benefits for the regional community including employment, which during the peak of construction reached more than 250 people on site. Business in the local Nyngan area and wider Orana region have also benefited from local procurement and contracts associated with the construction of this project.

    AGL is constructing the Nyngan Solar Plant along with the 53 MW Broken Hill Solar Plant with $166.7 million funding from ARENA and $64.9 million from the NSW Government. The two plants are being constructed in partnership with local councils, local communities, and First Solar.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • New technology in the works touted by some small companies... Natcore Solar and 3D solar. I am not clear how it will hurt or help companies like FSLR and SPWR in the future.

  • ...have to ask, why hasn't First solar done something like this? We all know it's going to be a huge component of solar, sooner or later.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Al Gore thinks solar will make the earth warmer?

  • Solar suk s all the energy from the Sun and make the earth colder and colder....based on the law of Energy Conservation!

  • Reply to

    officially no longer a bag holder

    by lespaulz24 Mar 4, 2015 3:09 PM

    Yeah, i'm still holding.

  • Reply to

    officially no longer a bag holder

    by lespaulz24 Mar 4, 2015 3:09 PM
    sincererareearthfortunecookie sincererareearthfortunecookie Mar 4, 2015 6:00 PM Flag

    I sold most here and picked up TAN to get the global diversification, long term. But either way will be OK

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    officially no longer a bag holder

    by lespaulz24 Mar 4, 2015 3:09 PM

    Congrats, but fair value is a good deal north of here. I have a price target of $110 for fair value. Anything under 100 is a discount.

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    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • I'm even! lol only took a year

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    I see 100 in 9 months

    by doug_mcdermott37 Feb 26, 2015 6:12 PM

    It's entirely possible this breaks 100 by September. That's without any more big news. If we get another big story or two, all bets are off.

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    I see 100 in 9 months

    by doug_mcdermott37 Feb 26, 2015 6:12 PM

    Based on the chart picture, the $100 objective is a valid one. I too have stated in the past the stock would be going to $100. Nonetheless, the time period is purely speculative, though possible.

    The shorter term picture calls for the stock moving up to the 65.89 level (at least 64.19 on a weekly closing basis) and then likely dropping back down to at least 57.80, though there is a slim possibility the stock could revisit the $50 level, if and when oil makes a new low below 43.50 as some analysts have speculated will occur.

    Whichever low is seen is likely to determine the time frame. A drop down to the $50 level would tend to keep the stock under wraps for a longer period of time than a drop back down to 57.80.

    Either way, the chart does suggest that ultimately the big break that occurred in October 2008 when the stock broke the $100 level will be tested.

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