The following is an updated list of the pure plays and semi-pure plays in the solar energy business. Companies which have a very small portion of their business in solar were excluded (e.g. GE, PG&E). The list shows the name of the company, the stock market symbol, what exchange the stock is traded on, and their business.
Akeena Solar, Inc. (AKNS OTC Bulletin Board) Designer, installer, marketer, and seller of solar power systems for residential and small commercial customers.
ARISE Technologies Corporation (APV.V Canadian Venture Exchange ) Exclusive Canadian distributor of the MSK Just Roof(TM) BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) system.
Canadian Solar (CSIQ NASDAQ) Involved in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of solar module products
Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH.TO Toronto Stock Exchange) Supplier of solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems & equipment and LED-illuminated signage.
DayStar Technologies (DSTI NASDAQ) Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of Photovoltaic Foil products that convert sunlight directly into electricity.
Deli Solar (USA), Inc. (DLSL OTC Bulletin Board) Designer, manufacturer, and seller of solar hot water heaters, coal-fired boilers, and space heating products.
Energy Conversion Devices. (ENER NASDAQ) Designer, developer, and seller of materials, products, and production processes for the alternative energy generation, energy storage, and information technology markets.
ErSol Solar Energy AG (ERSLF Pink Sheets) Producer of solar cells.
Evergreen Solar (ESLR NASDAQ) Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of solar power products in Germany and the United States.
First Solar (FSLR NASDAQ) Designs and manufactures solar modules through its proprietary thin film semiconductor technology.
Hoku Scientific, Inc. (HOKU NASDAQ) develops polysilicon-based photovoltaic modules for solar power systems. Also develops other clean energy technologies.
ICP Solar Technologies Inc. (ICPR OTCBB) Develops, manufactures and markets of solar cells and products
MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR NYSE) Produces wafers for the semiconductor and solar industries..
SES Solar Inc. (SESI OTCBB) Involved in the production of solar photovoltaic modules and roof tiles from silicon cells.
Solar Night Industries (SLND Pink Sheets) Global manufacturer and distributor of solar products.
Solar Thin Films, Inc. (SLTF Pink Sheets) Develops industrial thin film solar cell manufacturing equipment.
Spire (SPIR NASDAQ) Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of solar equipment, solar systems, biomedical, and optoelectronics.
Sunpower Corporation (SPWR NASDAQ) Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of solar electric power products.
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. (STP NYSE) Designs, develops, manufactures, and markets photovoltaic cells and modules.
Sustainable Energy Tech. (STG.V Canadian Venture Exchange ) Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of advanced power inverters for the renewable energy industry.
TrendSetter Solar Products, Inc. (TSSP Pink Sheets) Manufacturer of solar hot water heating and storage systems in the United States.
WorldWater & Power (WWAT OTC Bulletin Board) Solar engineering and project management company.
Xantrex Technology Inc. (XTX.TO Toronto Stock Exchange) Developer, manufacturer, and marketer of advanced power electronic products and systems for the renewable, portable, mobile, and programmable power markets.
XSunX (XSNX OTC Bulletin Board) Developer of the commercialization and licensing of processes for the manufacture of semitransparent photovoltaic technologies.
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