Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, solar-wafer maker ReneSola (NYSE:SOL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at ReneSola's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

ReneSola facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Jiashan, China (2003)

Market Cap

$445 million


Semiconductors and semiconductor equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$489 million


CEO Xian Shou Li (since 2005)
CFO Xiaoshu Bai (since 2006)

Return on Capital (Average, Past 2 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 2 Years)


Cash / Debt

$95 million / $583 million


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CAPS Members Bullish on SOL Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on SOL Also Bearish on

Solarfun Power (NASDAQ:SOLF)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97.6% of the 1,019 members who have rated ReneSola believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include nibs61 and my fellow Fool Matt Koppenheffer (TMFKopp), who is ranked in the top 5% of our community.

Just last week, nibs61 tapped ReneSola as a particularly bright idea:

Alternate energy stock that could be in the right place at the right time. The management team seems to be in tune with the direction of the world and they are concerned with growth and profits. They are expected to get back to profits by the next quarter (June's reporting cycle) and from their I see double digit growth.

In an earlier pitch, Matt also forecast sunny skies for the stock:

One of my primary complaints about solar stocks is the seemingly endless amount of competition in solar cell manufacturing and the apparent low barriers to entry. ... ReneSola, however, gets around my complaint by not focusing primarily on manufacturing solar cells, but rather on making the silicon wafers that companies such as Suntech and JA Solar use to make their solar cells. So instead of trying to build the best mousetrap, ReneSola is providing springs to the mousetrap manufacturers. To me, that makes ReneSola a better pick to capitalize on the potential of solar power overall.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Suntech is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers pick. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.