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Published on March 27th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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2 Of Top 10 Stock Searches In 2013 Were For Cleantech Companies — Tesla (TSLA) & SolarCity (SCTY)

March 27th, 2014 by  


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I happened to be poking around Google Trends the other day and noticed there was a section for the most-trending stocks in 2013. To my surprise, two of the top 10 companies were cleantech companies — Tesla (TSLA) (#2) and SolarCity (SCTY) (#8). Well, Tesla wasn’t a huge surprise, but really, 1/5 of the top 10 stocks are cleantech companies! That’s awesome. Tesla was also the #1-searched auto company.

The funny thing is that Tesla doesn’t even advertise. But when you create a world-leading product; your CEO is a charismatic visionary who tweets important stuff, fights back against questionable criticism, and plans to send humans to Mars; oh yeah, and your stock flies through the roof, advertising isn’t that important.

By the way, in case you weren’t aware Tesla CEO Elon Musk is also the chairman of SolarCity, which happens to be “the leader in full-service solar power systems for homes, businesses and governments.”


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About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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