New York Times Article Spotlights “Solar Power Craze on Wall St.” … Others Are Weighing In As Well


In their article Solar Power Craze on Wall St. Propels Start-Up, authors Diane Cardwell and Julie Creswelljan remark on the “solar power craze that is sweeping Wall Street,” acknowledging the companies “riding a wave of exuberance over the industry.” “The broad stock market is coming off its best year since 1997 — the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index rose nearly 30 percent in 2013 — and the shares of many young companies have leaped from one high to another.” They note that “[d]epending on whom you talk to, the rise of SolarCity and similar companies is either a sure sign that solar power is finally having its day or that yet another mania has gripped the markets.” Their article also touches on some of the growing pains felt by the industry. Others in the industry are weighing in as well on investing in solar in 2014, see additional sources below.

Additional Sources: The New York Times, Solar Power Craze on Wall St. Propels Start-Up (Jan. 3, 2014); Seeking Alphae, The Pros Pick 4 Solar Stocks For Energy Investments (Jan 2, 2014); TopStockAnalysts, The Best Solar Investment Of 2014 (Jan. 6, 2014); Forbes, The Riskiness Of Renewable Energy Investments (Jan. 8, 2014); pv magazine, Deutsche Bank Expects Solar Gold in 2014 (Jan. 8, 2014); The Globe and Mail, Solar Energy Stocks Riding A Hot Streak (Jan. 8, 2014); DailyFinance, Should You Stay Away From Solar Stocks in 2014 (Jan. 12, 2014); The Huffington Post, California More Than Doubles Solar Energy In 2013 (Jan. 13, 2014)