Posts tagged ‘Solar’

April 1, 2011

Let There Be Light…with Veeco

I’ll be adding Veeco Instruments to my watchlist.  VECO is in a very strong wedge and is about to test the last PSAR.  A break past that will bring a nice, continued updward trend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veeco Instruments specializes in Solar and LEDs. Veeco’s solar approach is more centered around manufacturing efficiency for concentrated and thin-film applications.  With LEDs, Veeco’s claim to fame is their MOCVD (metal organic chemical vapor deposition) systems.  A focus on manufacturing efficiency aids in the reduction of cost.

Better cost, more usage.

March 28, 2011

MEMC Channel and Wafers

Take a look at MEMC, ticker WFR.  There are a couple of things that pique my interest.  First off is the strong upward channel that the stock is moving in.  Next, you’ll note that the stock is also in between support and resistance with a 1 point range, but I suspect that the WFR reversal will meet resistance.  This is not a big concern as we still have both the bottom of the channel and the support at 12.   Also worth mentioning are the 50-day crosses.  Let’s keep an eye on the next cross in progress, but do not enter the trade until the resistance is broken and the PSAR is surpassed.

 

The thing to note about MEMC is their focus on monocrystalline silicon processes versus polycrystalline.  This is only a personal opinion, but I believe that as the market continues to drive down the prices associated with solar applications, we’ll soon see a trend where companies will opt to use pure and efficient silicon rather than hybrids or poly’s since price pressures will ease a bit.   Remember, aside from innovative applications, the solar industry aims to increase efficiency and to date, polycrystalline will not provide the efficiency of monocrystalline.  I would like to follow the industry to see how the two processes evolve.  For now, MEMC and its high volume monocrystalline technology is smart solar.