With competitive costs and an ongoing focus on climate change, solar stocks and their upside potential have caught investors’ attention. To find out which companies are leading the solar sector, we looked at the universe of clean energy stocks (100+ companies) with a market cap greater than $1 billion and selected companies that are focused on the broad solar sector (i.e. solar technologies, solar equipment, or solar value chain). We then identified the top performing solar stocks (100% gain or more) since the end of the pandemic induced bear market (i.e. March 23, 2020). The resulting list contains 10 solar stocks with gains ranging from 124% to 665% and an average of 315%.
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Best Solar Stocks FAQ
What are the best solar stocks?
The 10 best solar stocks since the end of the 2020 bear market are Canadian Solar, Daqo New Energy, Enphase Energy, First Solar, Hannon Armstrong, JinkoSolar, SolarEdge, Sunnova, SunPower, and Sunrun.
Who is the largest solar company?
Enphase Energy is the largest solar company on our ten Best Solar Stocks List with a market cap over $18 billion.
Do solar stocks pay dividends?
Dividend paying solar stocks are rare as solar companies tend to reinvest cash for R&D and growth. One exception on our list of best solar stocks is Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital with a dividend yield slightly below 3%.
Is there a solar stock index?
Yes. The MAC Global Solar Energy Index tracks companies in the global solar energy business. SUNIDX started trading on September 21, 2012.
Is there a solar ETF?
There are a few ETFs that include various clean energy technologies stocks in their portfolio but the Invesco Solar ETF (TAN) specifically includes companies generating a significant portion of their revenues from solar related business activities. TAN was launched on April 15, 2008.