Capstone Turbine Corp.
Leading the E•B Solar were:
- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) 16.9 percent
- GT Solar International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLR) 15.13 percent
- ReneSola Ltd. (NYSE: SOL) 11.1 percent
The EnergyBoom Wind Subindex (E•B Wind) increased 2.27 percent this week to beat the broad market indices and other green sector indices, including First Trust Global Wind Energy ETF (FAN) (+1.09 percent) and NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind (^QWND) (+0.65 percent).
E•B Wind was led by Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica, S.A. (OTC: GCTAY.PK) which increased 7.75 percent (-52 percent year to date) and Vestas Wind Systems A/S (OTC: VWDRY.PK) which increased 7.04 percent (-47 percent YTD) .
The two top performing companies in the EnergyBoom Clean 100 Index (E•B Clean 100) last week were Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ: CPST) (+21.2 percent) and FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) (+18.8 percent).
Capstone and FuelCell each provides distributed (off-the-grid) power generation systems they claim are cleaner and more efficient than the most commonly used off-the-grid systems powered by diesel engines.
EnergyBoom’s Biofuel subindex (E•B Biofuel) increased 5.68 percent this week to beat the broad market indices and other green sector indices.
The subindex was led by Verenium Corporation (NASDAQ: VRNM) which increased 15.55 percent (-15.78 percent year-to-date) and Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS), which was up 12.56 percent (+43.62 percent since its initial public offering in late September).
EnergyBoom’s E•B Efficiency subindex had the best performance in November among Energyboom’s five sector indices and also beat all broad market indices for the month. The E•B Efficiency slipped 0.13 percent for the month, narrowly beating the best-performing broad market index, the S&P 500 Index (-0.23 percent).
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