From Solar 2009: Investment Opportunities in Solar Stocks: First Solar (FSLR)
Tom Konrad, Ph.D.
This continues a series of entries on opportunities in solar stocks, based on a panel at Solar 2009. The first article introduced the panelists, and took a look at the solar sector as a whole. The others focus on individual companies.
- Investors remain bullish on thin film technologies such as CdTe (First Solar's technology.)
- CdTe currently has the lowest cost, but it may not have long term sustainability.
Peter Lynch on First Solar (FSLR)
- If First Solar ever stumbles, gravity will take over. They could fall 50% in a day.
- They are up too high with the P/E's, which is why they are difficult to invest in.
- They have a differentiating factor- the lowest cost- and investors like that.
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