Dominion Energy could be another version of NEE. Of course, I’m not here today to bury King Coal. Currently, renewables make up about 5% of the company’s production portfolio, but that number is poised to soar. The company recently sold its natural gas pipeline and output business to Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) for $10 billion to — you guessed it — focus more on renewables. This was right around the time the global economy was imploding and new renewable … Enphase is a designer and producer of home solar energy kits with a specialty in solar power inverters, which allow solar power to be fed directly to power grids. Lazard’s annual Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis reports solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind costs have dropped an extraordinary 88% and 69% since 2009, respectively. Across the U.S., renewable energy is beating coal on cost: The price to build new wind and solar has fallen below the cost of running existing coal-fired power plants in Red and Blue states. Much of this promise was based on rolling back regulatory obstacles that placed an economic burden on the coal industry, but the demise of coal has little do with regulation. So here’s a list of five renewable energy stocks you should pay close attention to in 2019. While coal-fired power was “cheap,” it was clear that this particular energy source could not maintain its economic advantage — not in the face of cheap natural gas, incoming environmental regulations, and a renewable energy industry that was experiencing a rapid decline in production costs while enjoying a rapid development of superior technology. 1125 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201. © 2020 Energy and Capital. Renewable energy is the future of the global energy economy, and investors would be wise to ensure that some of their portfolio is dedicated to renewable energy. It was about a decade ago when I walked into the lion’s den. It reaches into residential solar installations via its SolarCity, a company Tesla essentially rescued a few years ago. However, there is one reality that cannot be changed: The transition of the global energy economy from one that is based primarily on fossil fuels to one that will soon be heavily weighted in renewables is a lock. Virtual grids are a longer-ranging catalyst, but if Sunrun is able to execute on that front, its 2020 performance could be just the start of something more substantive. When companies and states set net zero carbon goals by such and such a year, solar is often part of the equation. Top 30 renewable energy stocks: RENIXX-World stocks. Even without accounting for current subsidies, renewable energy costs can be considerably lower than the marginal cost of conventional energy technologies. Todd Shriber has been an InvestorPlace contributor since 2014. After signing up, you'll begin receiving the Energy and Capital e-letter daily. 2020 InvestorPlace Media, LLC. Those units were homes to waning margins and no longer an important focuses for the company. Cue the solar-related puns for Sunrun, because RUN stock is higher by 267% this year, making it one of the best-performing clean energy names. By Ellen Chang, Contributor July 14, 2020. Sign up for Energy and Capital now - it's entirely free! Hydrogen Fuel Cells will turn the battery market upside down and we've discovered the tiny company that is going to make it happen. We value its cash and 2021-22 backlog at $26 per share,” according to Morningstar. Powerall allows residential customers to store solar power and use it when the sun isn’t out or when the the traditional electric grid fails. Price action confirms as much as the S&P Energy Select Sector Index is lower by about 40% this year. The stock, a recent addition to the S&P MidCap 400 Index, could offer investors more upside if it can effectively scale to the point that it drives customer acquisition costs lower and as virtual power grids become more readily accepted. Although ON often flies under the radar in the semiconductor equity conversation, it has deep reach into the alternative energy ecosystem and belongs among renewable energy stocks. The inconvenient truth for the coal industry is that in 2018, U.S. coal consumption fell to its lowest level in nearly 40 years. Adding to the case for FSLR stock is that the company is shedding some non-essential businesses, such as project construction and operating services. While coal and natural gas production costs can only increase, renewable energy production costs continue to decrease. This was right around the time the global economy was imploding and new renewable energy technologies quickly went from being the “greatest investment opportunity of the 21st century” to a giant bubble that burst in the face of those who championed the transition of the global energy economy. The company’s Ensemble energy storage product suite puts it into competition with the aforementioned Tesla Powerwall offering, but there’s room for multiple players in this market. At a conference dubbed the Modern Energy Finance Forum, I was asked to speak about the future of renewable energy. Elon Musk is against them, but Jeff Bezos is investing heavily in them. Renewable energy stocks are delivering for investors again in 2020. All rights reserved. Nuclear is stuck in idle and, at least in the U.S., has no chance of growing beyond where it is today. That’s heavy built in demand at home for Dominion. Without energy, everything comes to a grinding halt. Recently, RUN stock more than doubled in the span of just 16 trading sessions. And there could be more in the offing for the solar panels giant. Oil, natural gas, solar, wind. So the time could be right to consider these green energy stocks. Following a stellar showing, the S&P Global Clean Energy Index is higher by almost 43% year-to-date. “We continue to believe First Solar can reach $5 per share of annual free cash flow before growth by 2023. That deal could help Tesla solve one of the most important riddles in the electric vehicle space: expanding battery capacity while not losing power after a charge. ON chips are used to power electrification in electric vehicles and in charging products for those vehicles, confirming that the chip maker has product depth in the alternative energy industry. But if you’re looking for growth, renewable energy is where it’s at. The global market for photovalaic (PV) inverters is strong, too, pointing to international opportunity for Enphase. Investors oftentimes joke about wanting a crystal ball. Those types of gains remain exclusive to the cannabis industry.