Interested In Investing in Solar and Renewable Energy? Try Related ETF’s

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June 23, 2009 10:30am NASDAQ:QCLN NYSE:FAN

solarThere are a number of ETF’s that focus on the solar/renewable market sector. These ETF’s invest in multiple companies within the Solar and Renewable Energy sectors offering you exposure to the sector without having to bet on one individual company. Below are some examples of some of the ETF’s that are currently available and what they have done so far this year.


ETF’s Symbol Current Price $ Year To Date Performance %
FAN 14.55 16.21
GEX 24.63 5.5
KWT 15.51 9.53
NEX 221.13 24.24
PBD 14.93 18.02
PBW 10.35 20.07
PUW 18.62 24.97
PWND 15.06 28.72
PZD 20.37 12.29
QCLN 14.11 24.99
TAN 9.9 12.88

Below are example top holdings for two of these ETF’s:

FIRST TRUST ISE GLBL (FAN)

TOP 10 HOLDINGS ( 61.80% OF TOTAL ASSETS)  
 
Company Symbol % Assets
Broadwind Energy, Inc. BWEN 5.31
EDP Renovaveis SA N/A 8.94
FERSA FRS.MC 3.29
Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica, S.A. N/A 5.57
Hansen Transmissions International NV N/A 7.24
IBERDROLA RENOVABLES IBR 7.67
Infigen Engy N/A 4.3
NORDEX NDX1.BE 6.06
REPOWER SYSTEMS RPW.BE 4.49
Vestas Wind Systems VWS 8.93

MKT BCTR GBL ALT EGY(GEX)

TOP 10 HOLDINGS ( 68.69% OF TOTAL ASSETS)  
 
Company Symbol % Assets
Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts AG N/A 5.36
Cree, Inc. CREE 3.97
First Solar, Inc. FSLR 12.12
Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica, S.A. N/A 4.64
IBERDROLA RENOVABLES IBR 7.19
Itron, Inc. ITRI 3.38
Kurita Water Industries Ltd N/A 4.56
MEMC ELECTRONIC MTRL WFR 7.64
SOLARWORLD SWV.BE 3.61
Vestas Wind Systems VWS 16.22

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