In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for “winning the future” by innovating world-beating clean energy technologies.
Here are three U.S. companies that are already winners by the President’s definition -- and are also enriching their shareholders: Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE: PPO) (market cap $2.41 billion) up 32.75 percent year to date, up 322 percent in 12 months; Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) (market cap $2 billion) up 13.8 percent year to date, up 89.4 percent in 12 months; Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) ($239 million) up one percent year to date, up 187 percent in 12 months.
It never fails. You’re expecting an important phone call and your cell phone dies. With no electrical outlet in sight, what to do? Imagine using the power of the sun to power all your important electronic devices! USB solar chargers provide portable power for people on the go. Great for camping, hiking or road trips, these handy devices may also be a lifesaver in case of an emergency.
Around one third of Nicaragua's 5.8 million people have no access to an electricity grid.
A small, family-owned company that's working to change that, one small solar power system at a time, has been recognized by the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy.