Solar Power Looks Sunny in 2013 - Research Report on First Solar, Inc., SunPower Corporation, Trina Solar Limited, SolarCity Corp and NRG Energy Inc

Feb 19, 2013, 08:00 ET from National Traders Association

NEW YORK, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports highlighting First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL), SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY) and NRG Energy Inc (NASDAQ: NRG). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

First Solar, Inc. Research Report

First Solar, the world's largest and most competitive thin-film solar module maker, saw its shares rise momentarily last week after Citigroup gave the company a "buy" rating with a $41 price target. The financial services firm said First Solar's balance sheet strength and bankability, as well as the overall solar downstream market itself, will open opportunities for large scale projects in key growth regions globally, suggesting a robust pipeline outlook for years to come. Recently, the company acquired the 50 megawatt AC Macho Springs Solar project in New Mexico, which will sell electricity at 5.8 cents per kilowatt-hour, or about half the price of power from coal plants and almost a third the price of conventional solar power. The project is expected to be completed in 2014, and is expected to rake in the profits with the low pricing. First Solar will be releasing its Q4 financial results on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The Full Research Report on First Solar, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


SunPower Corporation Research Report

SunPower, who makes higher-efficiency photovoltaic cells, solar panels, and roof tiles made of crystalline silicon, also saw its shares rise by as much as 22.4 percent with Citigroup's recent "buy" rating. SunPower solar panels, which deliver 44 percent more power than conventional panels of the same size, have become easy and cheaper for US homeowners to acquire and get some installed on their roofs, especially with their partnership with US Bancorp offering expanded financing options. Restructuring efforts hurt revenues, which was close to $100 million below the expected numbers of Zacks, but earnings per share came in at 10 cents per share, beating the estimated 4 cents per share. Shares plummeted for a while, but came back up amid a positive overall outlook on the industry as a whole. The Full Research Report on SunPower Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Trina Solar Limited Research Report

Trina Solar also saw its shares grow with Citigroup's ratings for solar panel manufacturers, rising 1.5 percent with a "neutral" rating. The China-based company, which partners with leading installers, distributors, utilities and developers globally, recently became Australia's number one solar power company. In addition, it has announced a new frameless model which is expected to improve performance and lower the balance of system costs. Billionaire investor Ken Griffin also bought additional shares of the company, now owning 6.2 percent of the company's outstanding shares, or 252 million shares. Analysts believe the purchase is indicative of investor confidence in the solar power industry. Trina Solar's Q4 results are expected to be released on Monday, February 18. The Full Research Report on Trina Solar Limited - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


SolarCity Corp Research Report

Solar panel installer SolarCity rose a total of 21 percent for the whole of last week as investor confidence in the solar panel industry as a whole has been growing. The company, a dominant player in residential and commercial project building, pays lower prices to solar manufacturers and is expected to benefit from decades-long energy savings, according to analysts. In addition, SolarCity stands out as the most valued company thanks to its liquidity and market cap offering exposure. Like SunPower, SolarCity is also a third-party ownership vendor, and could stand to benefit from the forecasted growth in US residential solar financing, which could grow five-fold. The Full Research Report on SolarCity Corp - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


NRG Energy Inc Research Report

The infamous blackout of this year's Super bowl won't happen next year with New York's Met Life stadium hosting the iconic sporting event, which has solar panels from NRG Energy installed to supplant power. The company, which is more of a hybrid electricity producer carrying both alternative and fossil-fuel generated energy, recently completed a 66-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility in California through its subsidiary NRG Solar. The facility is currently the largest fully operational solar plant in the state, and will be selling its output to utility Pacific Gas & Electric. In addition, the company completed a $1.7 billion merger with Houston, Texas-based Gen On, to become the largest competitive power generation company in the U.S. Its Q4 financial results will be released February 27, 2013. The Full Research Report on NRG Energy Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


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