Green Going Public? What to keep your eyes on when Investing
With the recent push towards green technology, it is no surprise that there are a slew of start-up companies looking to capitalize on this trend. While many of these new products are far from ready for mass production, many young "green" companies are looking to Wall Street for the money to make that happen. Tesla, a producer of electric cars, and solar energy company Solyndra are just two of a growing number of companies who will be launching IPO's this year. But before people go putting all of their money in these planet saving technologies, top investors suggest doing your homework on the companies you choose to invest in. Most important in this process, make sure the company is on the right financial track! Analysis of some of last years green IPO's shows that some green companies are not earning the revenues they forecasted to investors. Another important factor to consider is the long term stability of the company. Take Tesla for example. Some investors are worried about the long term prospects of their upcoming sedan line due to the possibility that the company may be unable to continue with their current car model after 2011. With all that being said, there will definitely be upsides to all these companies raising capital to convert us over to green technologies, and if you can find the right investments it can have positive gains for your wallet as well.