Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, solar module manufacturer Trina Solar (NYS: TSL) has received a distressing two-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Trina's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Changzhou, China (1997)
Founder/Chairman/CEO Jifan Gao
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$675.0 million / $1.0 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 16% of the 1,275 members who have rated Trina believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
There may come a day when solar can be practical and viable. However, that day is not now, and will not be for quite a while. Considering the high cost, and the fact it loses serious effeciency in just a few years. Up keep costs make it completely not practical. I hope they keep tying though, some day someone will come up with a break through.
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