As we head to the end of February many investors are speculating when Marsh will choose to update investors through a CC or through some other method. PLUG has a new big deal but has yet to officially announce who it is. Most believe that it is another deal with Walmart because in their recent reports they mentioned PLUG. Also, investors expect an update on how the Asian trip is going for Marsh. Anew Asian deal would be huge for PLUG, and would drive the PPS up quite a bit. I still have a short term PT of $5.00 but my long term for the EOY I think will range from $15-$20.
This photo is of PLUG’s CEO and a meeting of his in Asia. I found it on PLUG’s Facebook page. As we all know, Marsh has been roaming Asia look for new deals for PLUG. A new deal with a great company could be huge for PLUG and their PPS. I am very excited to hear any news from his adventures because there is so much potential for PLUG in the short term and long term. My short term PT for PLUG is $5.00
Today SLTD cam through with an update in their prototype after having being down 17% yesterday. This update today was very helpful and we closed 15% in the green. I have pasted below the report than came out today with the update of the testing phase.
Solar3D Third Generation Prototype Enters Testing Phase
The Company Begins Optimizing the Elements of Its Breakthrough Solar Cell Technology to Maximize Power Output
SANTA BARBARA, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 12, 2014) – Solar3D, Inc. (OTCQB: SLTD), the developer of a breakthrough 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity, today commented on the detailed optimization of the elements of the third prototype of its next generation technology.
“It is very exciting to enter the final phase of the fabrication of third generation prototype of our powerful new solar cell,” said Jim Nelson, CEO of Solar3D. “This effort has taken more time than our previous two prototypes because we are combining all the research and experimentation that we have utilized so far to create the best possible version of our technology. This final testing phase will assure that each element of the cell will be optimized to produce the maximum power.”
The company’s technology team anticipates that its third generation prototype will be less expensive to manufacture and result in more powerful performance than the previous versions. The initial 2012 prototype design was calculated to produce just over 25% efficiency, the highest of any silicon solar cell. Even more important was an originally unanticipated feature — wide-angle light collection — allowing for the generation of electricity throughout more times of the days and seasons. This feature increases the length of time during which light can be effectively converted into electricity, relative to current technology. Current technology is most effective for a few hours in the middle of the day.
Changwan Son, Director of Technology, commented, “It is a complex process to get all of the elements to work together perfectly. But once we have refined the process, we believe that the Solar3D Cell can be produced using high-speed manufacturing processes in existing facilities that will replicate the harmony of the elements. By combining low cost manufacturing and high conversion efficiency, we hope to make solar power affordable for a variety of applications.”
Nelson concluded, “This is the ultimate mission of Solar3D: to provide affordable solar power to the world. We are getting closer to having a Solar3D Cell that will allow us to accomplish our mission. It is exciting to see that light at the end of our tunnel.”
Solar 3d is one of my new favorite companies I have invested in, and as of right now is the biggest portion of my portfolio. They are in the late stages of perfecting a prototype solar panel that is concave and can soak up more sun light than anything else on the market. They recently acquired SunWorks which is an installation company. If they commercialize their product this year they could get a massive jump in PPS. My short term PT is $0.20 and long term seeing it hitting$1.00 after commercialization.
Kandi is a very cool company that I came across a few months ago. The idea of this company is to set up car “Vending Machines” all over cities in China to rent out cars to people. The reason they have such great potential is because China is trying to cut down on pollution and emission and Kandi is subsidized by the Chinese government. They have perfected their electric vehicles to got 170 miles per trip and can be returned to any garage the person chooses where they will exchange batteries and charge the old battery. My short term PT for this stock is $15.50 but think the sky is the limit for it in the future.