Solar Cells and Electric Cars

The Small Investor

This week the volume of Value Line that contains the power companies arrived, which included the makers of solar cells like First Solar.  There was also an article in the Wall Street Journal that talked about the electric car companies (Fisker in particular) and the battery makers.

All of the solar companies and other alternative energy companies saw huge spikes in their share prices a few years ago, some going up to $150 or more.  All also saw a huge fall, some to as low as a dollar a share.  Before jumping into one of these bargains, realize that many of these can and probably will go bankrupt soon.

Fisker seemed to show some promise, and got a lot of government backing (as did the solar cell makers).  There were also companies that made batteries for electric cars that saw similar backing.  The share prices of these companies is being…

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