You may not realize it but we are in the middle of a very significant turning point in the history of mankind. A point where we have realized that we can have our cake and eat it too. That is possible to enjoy the conveniences of modern life while contributing to the ecosystem around us. That we don’t have to destroy everything in our paths to live full and actualized lives. Let’s just hope the damage we’ve done, thus far, is somewhat reversible. So, if you are interested in delving into this new world of sustainable energy and green technologies, you many want to think about investing in some of the more established companies with longstanding track records and current plans to expand their operations. The following is a list of companies I have compiled that I plan to invest in now or in the future. Disclaimer: I am not a stock market expert, so I encourage you to do your own research. I’m simply sharing some exciting companies that I believe have lots of potential, in the coming years, to be green energy/technology leaders. Good luck and stay green folks!!
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (HASI)
Hannon Armstrong makes debt and equity investments in sustainable infrastructure projects. They focus on profitable projects that increase energy efficiency, provide cleaner energy, positively impact the environment, or make more efficient use of natural resources.
With over 30 years of experience, Hannon Armstrong works primarily with Global 1000 clients on essential infrastructure projects involving the U.S. federal, state and local governments as well as institutions and private developers. With new emphasis on sustainability in Washington, Hannon Armstrong is surely a company to keep your eyes on.
General Electric (GE)
I love General Electric because they are such a diversified company and truly have the opportunity to become industry leaders in green technologies.
Plug Power (PLUG)
While some may have jumped the gun 10 years ago and bought into fuel cell technology too early, I believe now is a great time for renewed optimism in this area, as they are continuing to drive down the cost of manufacturing and have managed to grow despite devastating market losses over the last 5 years. Like they say, every setback is a set up for a come back.
American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC)
Another one of my penny stock faves. Besides their state of the art wind turbine technologies, I am even more excited about their superconductor technologies that could potentially transform the way we operate electric grid systems.
First Solar Inc. (FSLR)
You can’t really talk about solar these days, without mentioning the astounding growth that First Solar has seen over the last year. Their stock is a bit pricey right now but with the trends looking upward, this is certainly a great stock for long term investment.
ABB Group (ABB)
Power and Automation Technologies. They’ve got my vote of confidence!
Sun Power Corporation (SPWR)
Often compared with First Solar, these two companies will certainly be major beneficiaries of the impending solar BOOM that we will see over the next 20 years, as solar panel prices come down, opening their market to middle class home owners and small businesses around the world.
Ascent Solar Technologies (ASTI)
You may look at this penny stock and see nothing but grim earnings but I challenge you to look into their technology and see the potential in their unique products: flexible, lightweight solar modules that allow for applications without the restrictions of conventional glass panels. Where they do that at?