Alternative Energy

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Electric Earth Cover

The Atomics Cover

The Mothers of Invention Cover

The development of fossil fuel alternatives provides investors with a unique opportunity to participate in an important wave of value creation in the world economy. We have been following the progress of developers spanning a wide range of fuel and energy technologies. From photovoltaic cells to algae-based fuel to biodiesel from municipal waste, entrepreneurs are hard to work. There are also impressive innovations that help consumers and industry use less energy day to day.

Click on our novel index names to see which innovators we are following.

Follow along as we investigate these companies. We will be chronicling their progress in weekly posts to The Small Cap Strategist web log.

We took a bit different approach in categorizing these companies than most alternative energy researchers. For example, some investors might look at all types of solar energy sources and lump them together. However, we see significant differences in capital costs associated with producing photovoltaic cells versus the mechanical applications in solar concentrating systems. In our view, this has important implications for the business models of these two types of businesses - and for valuation.

Beach Boys Index
Ethanol - Cellular Ethanol - Algae - Biofuel - Biodiesel - Waste-to-Energy - Alternate Oil and Gas - Alternate Chemicals

Electric Earth Index
Wind - Ocean - Geothermal - Hydropower - Solar-Concentrating

The Atomics Index
Nuclear - Solar - Photovoltaic - Hydrogen - Electrolysis

The Mothers of Invention
Fuel Cells - Storage - Smart Grid - Efficiency Solutions - Emissions Control - Carbon Capture - eCycling - Materials - Electric Vehicles

Please note the beautiful images that brighten the front covers of The Atomics and Beach Boy indices. The Green Atom was created by Walex101 and NewLeaf Texture was photographed by Angi Wallace. You can find Walex101's portfolio at Shutterstock and Ms. Wallace's work is on display at DeviantArt.