Investing in Solar Energy

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.

Solar companies have been generating real revenue recently, though their margins have compressed and their stock prices have fallen. With that in mind, Dave has been taking a closer look at the suppliers to these companies. And he's also considering the Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF, which covers the entire industry.

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At the time this article was published David Meier has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. John Reeves has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Power-One.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendFirst Solar. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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