Best solar stocks ranked by historical performance
Checkout our list of the best solar stocks on the New York Stock Exchange over the past five years. We ranked them from highest to lowest.
At Carbon Collective, we’ve been on a mission to build the most diversified, climate-friendly investment portfolios possible. In the process, we’ve cataloged all of the publicly traded companies building climate solutions, including solar.
If you want to explore more zero carbon energy stocks beyond solar, check out our Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Stocks.
Disclaimer: We’re publishing the following purely for informational purposes and not a recommendation to buy or sell. All historical return data was taken on 09/03/20. We’ll be updating it regularly.
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Enphase makes micro inverters that help solar systems integrate with the grid and electrical storage systems
SolarEdge makes solar inverters plus monitoring software that help solar panels run more efficiently
DAQO is a large Chinese manufacturer of silicon solar wafers. We need to generate at least 30% of our energy from solar. While growing fast, its only at 2% globally
Sunrun has installed solar panels in over 285,000 homes in the US and continues to grow.
Advanced Energy makes power supplies and other components that are used in solar panel manufacturing.
Hannon is a "Yieldco." It pools investment to buy renewable energy plants and return regular dividends. They own 2.3+ GWs of production (~1.5m US households of electricity)
BEP is a "Yieldco." It pools investment to buy renewable energy plants and return regular dividends. BEPC owns 16+ GWs of production (~10.4m US households of electricity) globally
Vivint has installed home solar in over 190,000 homes in the US
NEP is a "Yieldco." It pools investment to buy renewable energy plants and return regular dividends. NEP owns 5.3+ GWs of production (~3.4m US households of electricity)
Clearway is a "Yieldco." It pools investment to buy renewable energy plants and return regular dividends. Clearway owns 4.3+ GWs of production (~2.8m US households of electricity).
Canadian Solar shipped more than 46 GW of solar panels (~30M US homes of electricity). Their latest panel broke records for energy conversion from the sun.
AY is a "Yieldco." It pools investment to buy renewable energy plants and return regular dividends. AY owns 1.5+ GWs (~975k US households of electricity) of production globally
First solar is a solar panel manufacturer, installer, and operator with 20 GW of panels (~13M US homes of electricity) shipped
JinkoSolar is a large Chinese manufacturer of solar panels having delivered 55.4GW of panels (= ~36M US homes electricity usage)
Azure Power is the largest Indian utility scale solar developer. To date they have deployed 2 GWs (~1.3m US homes-worth) with a pipeline of 5 GWs more
Sunpower builds and designs innovative solar panels. We need to generate at least 30% of our energy from solar. While growing fast, it's only at 2% globally.
Sky Solar develops and operates a portfolio of 135 MW of solar around the world (~ 88,000 US home's worth) with a pipeline of an additional 500 MW.
Renesola develops and operates a portfolio of 745 MW of solar around the world (~ 484,000 US home's worth) with a pipeline of an additional 1.1 GW.
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