Breakout in Solar Stocks Is Just the Start of a Gold Rush

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[Editor’s note: “Breakout in Solar Stocks Is Just the Start of a Gold Rush” was previously published in August 2022. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.]

Currently, solar stocks are staging an enormous breakout. And our fundamental and technical analysis indicates this is just the beginning of a massive 50% melt-up!

Indeed, the fundamental setup for solar stocks is ideal right now. New solar installations hit a record-high 50% of all new electricity-generation capacity additions last quarter. And the White House recently signed a bill that’ll pour nearly $400 billion into the U.S. energy sector. Consequently, solar companies are set to report record revenue and earnings growth over the next 12 months.

Meanwhile, the technical picture is heating up, too (no pun intended). Most solar stocks have bullishly broken out of both an ascending triangle pattern and their multi-quarter downtrend dating back to early 2021. And they’re forming a new uptrend, which suggests more than 50% upside potential over the next seven months alone!

Net-net, the evidence strongly suggests that solar stocks – and, indeed, all clean tech stocks – will soar over the coming months.

The time to buy is now.

Here’s a deeper look.

Robust and Improving Fundamentals

The solar industry got off to a slow start in 2022. But over the past few months, things have started to heat up dramatically. Rising natural gas prices and normalizing global supply chains have led to accelerating solar project development.

For example, SolarEdge (SEDG) is one of the biggest solar firms in the U.S. And it reported quarterly numbers that include a massive uptick in shipment growth rates. They jumped from 26% in the first quarter to 53% in the second. Similarly, revenue growth sped to 52% and is expected to accelerate further in the third quarter to 57% growth.

Its main peer, Enphase (ENPH), reported equally robust revenue growth acceleration. In the first quarter, revenues rose 46%. In the second, they popped 68%. Next quarter, they are expected to rise 75%. This revenue growth reacceleration follows several consecutive quarters of slowing rates.

We’re seeing even bigger acceleration among the smaller, more hypergrowth solar players. Indeed, tracker provider Array Technologies (ARRY) saw its revenue growth rate basically rise 5X quarter-over-quarter, from 22% in Q1 to 110% in Q2!

Across the board, we’re seeing growth meaningfully reaccelerate in the solar industry. That’s partially because amid soaring gas prices, folks have been looking for alternative, cheaper ways to power their businesses and homes.

And that’s before the biggest-ever legal tailwind for solar stocks was signed into law!

A few weeks ago, White House signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. It commits nearly $400 billion of federal spending to the energy sector – the largest climate bill in U.S. history.

The bill includes a 10-year extension to the 30% tax credit for solar projects, originally set to expire next year.

The stage is set for solar stocks – already heating up as is – to get red-hot over the next 12 months. In fact, we think they’ll go down as the best 12 months ever for the solar industry. Between sky-high gas prices, falling solar costs, and a 10-year extension of the 30% ITC, we’ll see a “gold rush” for solar project development…

And a big surge in solar stock prices.

Technicals Point to a 50% Breakout

We’re seeing signs that the big rally in solar stocks could accelerate by another 50% over the next few months.

Thanks to a flurry of strong earnings, as well as the big climate bill, the Solar Portfolio ETF (TAN) has popped in a meaningful way recently.

It’s broken out of a bullish ascending triangle pattern it’d been forming (the bolded purple lines in the chart below). And it also convincingly broke above the resistance line of a multi-quarter downtrend (the bolded red lines). That started all the way back at the ETF’s peak in early 2021.

In other words, solar stocks strongly appear to be shaking out of a year-long trend. Moreover, they appear to be forming a promising new uptrend. If it persists, this implies solar stocks can rally another 50% into early 2023.

This is about as bullish of a technical picture as you’ll find in the markets these days.

And it’s happening in an industry that’s fundamentally due for explosive revenue and earnings growth over the next 12 months.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to connect those dots. The evidence strongly suggests that these stocks will soar into 2023.

The Final Word on Solar Stocks

There is no such thing as a “sure thing” in the stock market. Investing is all about odds.

But the bulk of evidence today strongly suggests that we are amid a generational bear-to-bull-market transition. Investors like you and me can make fortunes over the next year. How? By simply buying the right stocks that will soar during this once-in-a-decade transition.

There are a few “right stocks” in this transition.

You have clean tech stocks, which we think can soar in the coming months thanks to favorable legislation. You have artificial intelligence stocks, which we think will benefit from today’s labor shortage accelerating demand for automation solutions. And you have space stocks, which we think will soar in 2023 as SpaceX and others begin a new era of space exploration and commercialization.

In the space industry, there is one stock in particular that we absolute love right now. In fact, we think it is the best stock in the market to buy today. We aren’t alone in that thinking.

Why? Because this company just completed a monumental launch. And if its tech proves successful in the coming months, this space stock could rocket 10X-plus.

Seriously. This is the must-buy stock of the century!

On the date of publication, Luke Lango did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article.

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