So you've had a good solid week now of hearing about President Obama's support for clean energy and what this means for the solar industry. At least, we've been chatting about it a lot on this blog and amongst ourselves at GetSolar.com. Yesterday, Adam drew our attention to the new presiden'ts speech announcing the revival of long-ignored CAFE standards, among other things. Schwarzenegger must be swooning. (The feds have been suppressing state-sponsored initiatives for greater fuel economy for years, a wall against which California has been gleefully flinging itself for some time.)
Although solar stocks have taken some sharp hits throughout the course of this fiscally rocky fall, there are some companies and investors who continue to see opportunities in solar R&D. Since long-term there's no question that renewable technologies will take over the energy market, it makes sense for a company to get a headstart on the competition in a slow period if possible.