Canada's most recent CanSIA Solar Energy Conference, an annual meeting of the minds between companies, government officials, non-profit organizations, banks, law firms and consultants, drew more than double the number of attendees than the previous year.
Among savvy investors, green energy is all the rage. Billionaire technology venture capitalist John Doerr calls alternative and renewable energy "the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century." It's difficult to argue with that assertion.
An unprecedented spike in the stock price of a renewable energy company called Greenhunter Energy Inc. (NYSE-ALT:GRH) is raising eyebrows on Wall Street today.
Arizona-based solar company First Solar Inc (NasdaqGS: FSLR) topped Wall Street estimates for the first quarter of 2009, posting net income of $164.6 million and more than doubling revenue to to $418.2 million from $196.9 million.