Do the lookup search on this article perspective from Missouri. Rising coal prices for utilities will nudge solar use more than rising oil because coal is used so much for utilities. Every investor in the U.S. should have 10,000 or more shares of West.
IMHO, April 25 earnings report, and ongoing, will be another story. Even in Australia, most consumers who purchase solar panels for energy assistance do so based upon expected utility cost increases over time. (Sun Connect Survey)
IMO I agree with your statement of possible potential and it might be there. However these are the issues that might keep investors staying away from WEST for now until it provides some clearance. 1. Possible reverse split 2. 100 million shares still authorized even after possible R/S 3. Between recent F4s, options, grants, warranties and compensation for directors WEST pretty much have been issuing shares as a form of payments and that trend might continue with big plans and limited cash 5. More than 6% of float has been shorted during the last couple of months 6. After possible R/S and thinner float shorts might get even more agressive 7. Ownership structure, analysis of actions, strategy etc pretty much says that takeover or merger is pretty much out off question. 8. Winter quarter is not the best for solar 9. Saturating market for solars I think I stop here.