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Investing in Renewable Energy Is Still a Toss-up

Yes, solar has come a long way over the last few years. Growth in 2012 blew away many expectations in the United States. As far as renewable energy growth is concerned, the adoption of solar has really stolen most of the headlines. However, investors looking to add renewable energy to their portfolio should also give some consideration to geothermal energy. 

Several companies from both sectors reported quarterly earnings recently, and the results caught many by surprise. Ormat Technologies (NYSE: ORA  ) blew away 2012 results in the geothermal side of things, whereas the solar market saw mixed reviews about the second quarter from some of the larger players in the U.S. market. Tune in below for more details. 

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Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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