Weekend: 3 Solar Stocks You’ve Never Heard Of

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By Nick Hodge | Sunday, September 4th, 2011

If I asked you to name a solar stock, you’d probably say First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) or SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWRA), if you could name one at all.

Those are, after all, the two largest pure play U.S. solar companies.

If you were witty, you’d say GE (NYSE: GE) or Sharp (PK: SHCAY) or Sanyo or BP (NYSE: BP), and you’d still be right… though those certainly aren’t pure plays.

Even though GE expects $3 billion in solar revenue per year by 2015, it will still be a small portion of its $40 billion per year energy unit. Same with Sharp and BP.

They make and sell a lot of solar panels because it’s profitable for them, and they know future growth is going to be huge.

But if you want to profit from solar alone, you’ll need to take a different approach…

With that in mind, here are three solar companies with monster potential you likely haven’t heard of.

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