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Make Passive Income By Going Green With Stocks

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Alternative Energy Investments with a Rosy Future

There are many ways to invest your money from stocks to bonds to investing in your friend’s start-up company.  If you ever talk to any risk manager diversification is always the key to minimizing risk.  When looking at diversifying your investment portfolio utility stocks have always been a foundation to weather any economic storm.  They offer great dividends to provide a source of passive income and are usually not as volatile as other industries.

There is a great article about Yieldcos which is a new breed of alternative energy stocks.

Yieldcos operate wind, solar and other power-generation facilities whose customers enter into long-term purchase contracts. Those contracts provide steady revenues and allow the yieldcos to distribute most earnings to shareholders. “The yieldcos are becoming in some sense the utilities of the future,” says Robert Muir, senior vice-president at Green Alpha Advisors, in Boulder, Colo. “They’re solid dividend payers.”

The broader argument for renewable-energy investing is bolstered as the industry begins to achieve “grid parity”–becoming cost-competitive with conventional power, analysts say. As early as 2020, tens of millions of commercial and residential customers could choose to bypass utilities without paying higher prices or sacrificing reliability, according to estimates from the Rocky Mountain Institute, a nonprofit research group.

Always remember with investing you must do your own research and decide what the best investment for you is.  Analysts are only there to provide their opinion on investments to help you make an informed decision.

There are some great suggestions for yieldcos here.  These are some good options.  I however do not own any of these stocks nor plan to take any position on them within the next 72 hours.

About Shaun Archer Tatum

Shaun works in corporate finance in New York City. He has done financial consulting for several start-ups and has worked at several Fortune 500 companies. He has contributed several finance/investing articles on Seeking Alpha which have been published on Yahoo! Finance.

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