Gains in efficiency stocks offset by solar losses

The Ardour Global Extra Liquid (AGIXL) decreased 6.3% July 2012, compared to a 5.0% gain in June. The top performers were new 2012 entrants that operate in the energy efficiency and clean transportation space. read more »

Solar shines in June on positive subsidy announcement

The Ardour Global Extra Liquid (AGIXL) increased in June 2012, ending up 5.0% for the month. Three of the top four performers for the month were solar stocks which benefited from the announcement of a new subsidy program in Japan. Wind stocks were a mixed bag with the market leader Vestas leading declines. read more »

Efficiency strong, solar and wind face competition

The Ardour Global Extra Liquid (AGIXL) underperformed broader market indices in May, ending down 12.4% for the month. Leading the declines was MEMC Electronic Materials; the Company was recently downgraded by the S&P due to uncertainties in its business model and significant headwinds plaguing the solar industry. read more »

First Solar finishes last in April

The Ardour Global Extra Liquid (AGIXL) underperformed broader market indices in April, ending down 6.5% for the month. Leading the declines was First Solar, a former darling of the sector and top-weighted constituent of the AGIXL. The Company announced a massive restructuring program and acknowledged their products are no longer competitive in key European markets. read more »

Efficiency sector curbs underperformance in solar and wind

The Ardour Global Extra Liquid (AGIXL) underperformed broader market indices in March, ending down 2.5% for the month, but remaining up 7.9% year to date. The monthly performance was attributable to continued weakness and volatility in the solar and wind markets. read more »

Solar and wind stocks slip as budget cuts persist

The Ardour Global Extra Liquid (AGIXL) underperformed broader market indices in February, ending up 2.1% for the month, and up 10.8% year to date. The weaker performance is attributable to continued pricing wars in the solar markets and governments worldwide clamping down on renewable subsidies. read more »

Clean energy stocks off to strong start in 2012

The Ardour Global Extra Liquid (AGIXL) outperformed broader market indices in January, ending up 8.3% for the month, compared to down 44.5% for 2011. The strong performance is attributable to solar stocks bouncing off their lows. read more »

Solar stocks slump on demand and tariff concerns

The Ardour Global Extra Liquid (AGIXL) underperformed broader market indices in December, as the solar industry lost ground on concerns over the future of subsidies and the threat of potential tariffs administered on Chinese solar manufacturers by the United States. read more »

Solar Industry Summit UK 2011

Berlin's Solarpraxis is holding an event in London from May 12-13 on the UK market, which has been in the spotlight recently as politicians once again discuss whether photovoltaics is too expensive. read more »

Where architecture meets the solar sector

In November, the fourth international Bauhaus Solar conference, which brings together the construction sector and the solar industry, will be taking place. read more »