Sep 9, 2012

Green Investing Report by Conserv-A-Store week ending 9/7/12 - Wind Company Update

In today's Green Investing Report by Conservastore we focus on the wind industry and how the Chinese have really dictated how the Cleantech industry has been steered since the worldwide  recession began
The real kicker is that the Chinese were able to fund their Green businesses with government monies while the largely private sector European and US companies got less funding from their governments.
It's odd how the non Green industries get major funding from the US government to often create a product such as oil and gas which is non sustainable and pollutes. But that's for another blogpost

Here are excerpts from  an article from the FT on one of our Green Investing holdings, the Danish wind power maker Vestas

1."Vestas has become the poster child for the woes of the wind industry.
Sinking public subsidies around the world coupled with the rise of Chinese turbine manufacturers has hit this government-supported industry hard."

2. But it appears as though some of the problems with Vestas were company specific

“You have a company with little cost control, inadequate capital control and in some of their factories no operational control. It is business school 101 on how not to run a company,” says Martin Prozesky, analyst at Bernstein Research in London.

3. Now there is "News last week that the Danish group is in talks over a “potential strategic co-operation” with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Here's the entire FT article fyi:

 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f4622308-f4dc-11e1-b120-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz25MWwkkbP

In other news, seems Solyndra the failed solar tube electric manufacturer may pull out of bankruptcy soon-click here 

Here's a good wrap up on what happened in solar this week courtesy of Motley Fool

Here's a report on the increase of solar in California courtesy of the NRDC blog

Solar World the annual solar exposition of everything solar is in Orlando this year-click here

Here's our portfolio for the week ending Friday the 9th-if you would like us to add any stocks to the portfolio please send us an email or tweet.
Thanks so much Conservastore.com

Today Since Purchased
Symbol/Name Price* Change Last
Trade
Gain/Loss
(USD)
Shares Price
Paid
Purchase
Date
Gain/Loss
(USD)
% Change % Port Value
(USD)
2208:HK (HKD)
Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd

2.65 +0.13 09/07
+0.02
1 16.30 01/03/2011
-1.76
-83.74 0.00
0.34
BISOLAR:IND
BI Global Large Solar Energy Valuation Peers

10.37 +0.11 09/07
0.00
0 01/03/2011
0.00
0.00 0.00
0.00
FAN:US ($)
First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF

6.83 +0.12 09/07
+0.12
1 10.40 01/03/2011
-3.57
-34.33 2.76
6.83
FSLR:US ($)
First Solar Inc

20.44 +0.41 09/07
+0.41
1 132.78 01/03/2011
-112.34
-84.61 8.26
20.44
GAAEX:US ($)
Guinness Atkinson Funds - Alternative Energy Fund

2.36 +0.02 09/07
+0.02
1 5.24 01/03/2011
-2.88
-54.96 0.95
2.36
GAIA:US ($)
Gaiam Inc

3.33 +0.03 09/07
+0.03
1 7.67 01/03/2011
-4.34
-56.58 1.35
3.33
ICLN:US ($)
iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund

6.821 +0.101 09/07
+0.10
1 16.07 01/03/2011
-9.25
-57.55 2.76
6.82
KWT:US ($)
Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF

36.9779 +0.0596 09/07
+0.06
1 11.17 01/03/2011
+25.81
+231.05 14.94
36.98
NALFX:US ($)
New Alternatives Fund Inc/fund

35.29 +0.38 09/07
+0.38
1 40.88 01/03/2011
-5.59
-13.67 14.26
35.29
NRX:FP (€)
Naturex

51.80 +0.70 09/07
+0.90
1 41.10 01/03/2011
+13.71
+26.03 26.82
66.39
OPTT:US ($)
Ocean Power Technologies Inc

3.15 -0.27 09/07
-0.27
1 5.86 01/03/2011
-2.71
-46.25 1.27
3.15
ORA:US ($)
Ormat Technologies Inc

18.91 -0.05 09/07
-0.05
1 29.47 01/03/2011
-10.56
-35.83 7.64
18.91
PBD:US ($)
Powershares Global Clean Energy Portfolio

7.73 +0.12 09/07
+0.12
1 14.12 01/03/2011
-6.39
-45.25 3.12
7.73
PUR:CN (CAD)
Pure Technologies Ltd

4.19 -0.01 09/07
-0.01
1 4.75 01/04/2011
-0.57
-11.79 1.73
4.28
RSOL:US ($)
Real Goods Solar Inc

0.75 0.00 09/07
0.00
1 2.45 01/03/2011
-1.70
-69.39 0.00
0.75
VWDRY:US ($)
Vestas Wind Systems A/S

2.61 +0.079 09/07
+0.08
1 11.14 01/03/2011
-8.53
-76.57 1.05
2.61
WFIFF:US ($)
WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Inc

16.879 -0.059 09/07
-0.06
1 24.63 01/03/2011
-7.75
-31.47 6.82
16.88
WGGFX:US ($)
Winslow Green Growth Fund

14.42 +0.08 09/07
+0.08
1 14.62 01/03/2011
-0.20
-1.37 5.83
14.42
Totals
+1.92
-138.62
-35.90
247.51
 

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