Muenster - After a poor showing filled with a sharp drop in prices over the last three years, the “green” stocks managed to rebound in the trading year that was 2013. The IWR, a renewable energy institute, reported that the RENIXX World (Renewable Energy Industrial Index) was quoted at 320.11 points at year-end, up 89.8 percent on the previous year (168.69 points). In 2012, the RENIXX fell 30 percent; in 2011 the loss amounted to 54 percent.
The biggest winners in 2013 included solar stocks from Canada and the USA as well as shares of European wind energy manufacturers. Stocks of Canadian Solar topped the list with an increase of 745 percent, followed by the American companies Sun Power (+410 percent) and Solarcity (+393 percent). Trailing close behind were the wind energy manufacturers Vestas (Denmark, +390 percent) and Gamesa (Spain, +327 percent). Shares of the German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex rose 219 percent.
Only a few stocks suffered losses in 2013. These included EDP Renovaveis (Spain, -5 percent), Brookfield Renewable (Canada, -15 percent) and Suzlon (India, -50 percent).
New composition of RENIXX as of 01.01.2014
In the course of the annual overhaul of the index, which is carried out based on the market capitalisation and takes effect as of 1 January 2014, the bioethanol producer Cropenergies, the wind energy project developer PNE Wind, the fuel cell supplier Fuelcell Energy, the photovoltaic manufacturer Ja Solar and the inverter manufacturer SMA will be exiting the index. Taking their place in the listing are Tesla Motors (E-Mobility), the Canadian renewable energy producer Innergex Renewable Energy, the Chinese solar manufacturers Jinko Solar and Shunfeng Photovoltaic and the American bioethanol producer Green Plains.
Muenster, 30 December 2013
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In 1996, the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR) was established as an independent and private service institution of the renewable energy industry. The IWR focuses on the fields of research, economic and policy consultation as well as media and international networks in the renewable or regenerative energies sector. One main objective of the IWR is to play an instrumental role in introducing and spreading awareness for an industrial, international business profile of the renewable energy industry.
Dr. Norbert Allnoch, Director of the International Economic Platform of Renewable Energies (IWR), 1995, on the definition: "According to our definition, the Renewable Energy Industry is one which takes an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of renewable energy supply (protecting both the climate and resources) and the construction of renewable plants and systems (industry policy for the three areas electricity, heat and fuel."Chronology of the Renewable Energy Industry - Important IWR contributions, including prizes and awards - 2007 Publication of the first structural analysis for a federal state according to the IWR-analysis method for renewable systems engineering and servicesï¿½(study "Zur Lage der regenerativen Energiewirtschaft in NRW" )2007 International network-contacts:IWR-director Dr. Allnoch speaks with King Harald V. of Norway and ï¿½slaug Haga, norwegian minister of energy Presentation of the network / RENIXX in the USA, dialogue with McGinty, environment minister of Pennsylvania2006 IWR starts renewable stock index RENIXXï¿½ (