Recently there’s been an increase in the cost of living due to electricity costs. This leads the average American to have a few choices; continue paying the rising costs of dirty energy and deal with it or sign up for SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY). I’d do the latter.
Solar leasing for a solar city
SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY) has a unique system of solar leasing that allows the customer to pay no upfront costs and have a full solar system installed on their rooftop. The customer then signs a contract to pay SolarCity a monthly fee instead of paying the usual electricity bill to the utilities company. Solar leasing is revolutionizing residential solar installations, but can this growth continue?
SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY) share price has increased more than 400% since going public December because of their unique way of doing things. They still have yet to report a profit, which is a good thing. This is something that some people don’t understand about SolarCity’s business model. SolarCity SHOULDN’T report quarterly profits for quite some time, and if they do then it’s a bad sign. The reason being that if they report a profit it means that the cost of installations has decreased to the point where their income from contracts has surpassed that cost.
SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY) doesn’t want that, according to Lyndon Rive, the CEO. If this happens anytime soon, it means that Solarcity will have stopped growing. Ideally, SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY) wants to continue installations for many decades to come, until the time they turn profits and their installations are so numerous that it isn’t possible to have higher installation costs than contract income. With an EPS of -6.59 that’s exactly what’s happening now. More installation costs than contract income which is GREAT. Keep it up.
Clean, renewable, affordable energy
SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY) is clean energy I like. It’s smart clean energy. Wind energy and Vestas Wind Systems goes along with that. Although wind energy is becoming more efficient, it’s ranked as one of the lowest in cost efficiency of the renewables. Solar ranked in the top 3, even with the list including nuclear energy (which although is renewable, shouldn’t be grouped with the clean energies). This isn’t to say that Vestas isn’t doing well. With two huge wind projects in Croatia and South Africa recently contracted, Vestas is looking pretty good for this year. They’ve been crazy volatile with a 52 week share price range of $23-$86 and investors must really have the stomach for the roller coaster, but Vestas could become extremely successful in the long term.