Solar Investments Soar

Umut Newbury
June/July 2005
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2004 may be remembered as the 'watershed year' for solar energy, and 2005 may be an even better year, according to a report by the Progressive Investor. In 2004, shares of the world's 24 publicly traded solar power companies jumped by nearly 185 percent. Experts say the solar photovoltaics (PV) market will grow from $7 billion to $30 billion by 2010. Solar PV, with its annual growth rate exceeding 30 percent, is about to become 'one of the world's fast-growth, profitable' industries, according to the newsletter. Among the companies mentioned are Japan's Sharp, Germany's SolarWorld and U.S.-based Evergreen Solar.

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Richard Multanen
11/15/2006 12:00:00 AM
we are now have an IPO offering min. investment of 2000.00 at 1.00 per unit. This a ground breaking technological breakthrough that will truly revolutionize the Solar Power industry. Currently only 200-300 watts are being harnessed in today's top Solar Modules. Our Patented breakthrough will produce 3000 watts. For an investment package email

TOM Kociemba
11/15/2006 12:00:00 AM
The Dawn Solar System, mentioned above, is working on several interesting projects. One is a brewery in New England. Last year the snow almost caved in their roof. It is a flat roof with 8 foot high parapets.The Dawn Solar System ( could be easily engineered to provide de-icing to prevent future roof colapses. Next isolate some of the circuits to extract cold air from the evening sky and dump it into the refrigeration units. Some circuits could be also be isolated to provide radiant flooring while other circuits could be used to take the heat from the processed hot water created during the brewing process and dump the heat into the air at night and reuse the water.In another project Dawn Solar will be installed on the West and South facing walls to produce DHW.

TOM Kociemba
9/9/2006 12:00:00 AM
If building new or re-roofing a new solar thermal product should be seriously considered. The product web site is Dawn Solar is a structurally integrated solar thermal system producing DHW and heat for radiant flooring. This is a niche product used when esthetics are important. There are now 14 different types of roofs it works with and more coming. Payback without incentives is about 9 years. That makes it a better investment than a mutual fund.This system will also lower your attic temperature by about 10 to 15 degrees. Used under thin film PV it will help the PV maintain its efficiency as it removes the heat and turns it into hot water. maintenance costs are very low. Perhaps $1,000 over 25 years.

DAN Johnson_1
2/23/2006 12:00:00 AM
I'm interesting in investing in the new solar technology just annouced in South Africa. Doesanyone know the name of the company and is ita public trading company?Dan

11/15/2005 12:00:00 AM
have been on some form of solar power for 4 yrs now and it is so have found some used solar pannels and have used them for 1/2 yr and that has improved our way of life a lot...I took an industrial electrical course prior to doing my solar endever and that was such a good move as with this I knew what I was doing instead of causeing un-necessary problems, cause u cant mess with electricity..and not have major problems...have some tidbit info to give..that I have learned by trial and error can contact me at the e-mail add...

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