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Why Orbital Energy Group's Shares Popped 37.1% Today

By Travis Hoium - Jan 26, 2021 at 3:01PM

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A potentially big agreement is pushing Orbital's shares higher.

What happened 

Shares of Orbital Energy Group (OEG 3.83%) jumped as much as 37.1% in trading Tuesday after the company announced a new partnership. Shares were up 16.9% at 3:25 p.m. EST. 

So what

Orbital announced an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreement with the newly formed Black Sunrise Half Century Fund. The fund is decommissioning coal-fired power plants across the U.S. and converting them to solar energy. Management expects the partnership to begin providing services in the second quarter of 2021. 

Solar farm with a setting sun in the background.

Image source: Getty Images.

This is a sizable agreement considering the Black Sunrise Fund expects to build over 1 gigawatt of solar power plants with its initial investment of $725 million. It'll take time to build out these projects, but they'll deliver revenue for many years for Orbital Energy Group. 

Now what

This is an important contract for a company as small as Orbital Energy Group that is trying to establish itself as a preferred EPC company for developers. The company generated just $13.6 million in revenue during the third quarter and lost $5.7 million. If it can win more deals like this and increase recurring revenue, this could be a great performing renewable energy stock. 

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