The Bull Market Report Investigates Why Solar Power is Hot

February 7th, 2006

Tuesday February 7, 10:43 am ET
The Bull Market Report (, an online investment newsletter focused on long- term growth and income-generating stocks, announced today that it has provided subscribers with an updated look at cutting-edge companies in the solar energy market, including Evergreen Solar (Nasdaq: ESLR - News), Suntech Power Holdings (NYSE: STP - News), SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWR - News), and Energy Conversion Devices (Nasdaq: ENER - News).

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In its report, The Bull Market Report wrote: “For brief periods over the coming years, record oil prices could pose a threat to the prospects for solar energy companies to the extent that they create demand destruction and a subsequent plunge in the price of crude. However, given the tight relationship between long-term demand and supply for oil, the need for viable alternatives is now well known. On both the consumer and commercial level, there is growing frustration with fluctuating energy prices and a greater awareness of alternatives to traditional energy sources.”

In its coverage, The Bull Market Report looked at the following topics:

— Why has solar power been so hot since The Bull Market Report first
wrote about it in August?

— What solar power company looks like it has the best long-term

— What risks do companies in the solar sector face?

— How has the strong debut of Suntech Power Holdings helped “legitimize”
the sector?

Interesting Solar Article in Business Week

January 30th, 2006

Almost all solar panels are made with silicon — and makers can’t buy enough of it

Sometimes it’s possible to be a little too successful. The solar power industry has been on a tear, growing at more than 30% per year for the last six years. It’s poised to reach a surprising milestone within two years, when it will gobble up more silicon for its electricity-generating panels than semiconductor makers use in all their chips and devices. The onetime “‘tree-hugger’ industry is not a niche business anymore,” says Lisa Frantzis, director of renewable energy at Navigant Consulting Inc. You can read the entire article here.

Photovoltaics Cost Issues

January 27th, 2006

Photovoltaics are expensive to produce because of the high cost of semiconducting materials. Cost reductions can be achieved by reducing manufacturing costs. As manufacturing capacity increases, costs of manufacturing decrease. Manufacturers aim to achieve the break-even cost for a photovoltaic system, at which the cost of the electricity it produces is equal to the cost of electricity from an alternative source plus the cost of delivering this electricity to the site. The distance a power line needs to be extended to equal the installation cost of a photovoltaic system is called the break-even distance.

What would you like to know about solar / alternative energy?

January 23rd, 2006

If you haven’t noticed I’ve been adding content to the main site of this blog, but I’m not sure what people would like to read about… so I figured I would ask.

If there’s anything that you’ve been wanting to know about solar energy, alternative energy, green technology, ect… all you need to do is leave a comment on this post ( to do that just click on the title of this post and there will be a box titled “Leave a Reply” fill that out and click the “Submit Comment” button.)

Your comment won’t show up right away because I have to moderate all the comments due to people leaving spam replies with links to unsavory sites, but once I get your feedback I will try to cater the content of this site to what you guys and gals would like to read about – sound good?

Thank you in advance to every one who takes the time to help me out.