One Critically Hot Metal, Cobalt

Cobalt 12 Year Price Chart: Infomine

Cobalt is hard not to love right now and a handful of junior companies have sprung to life in the wake of cobalt’s aggressive two year price run. While ups and downs in the price of cobalt are going to occur, this commodity’s demand is not just a temporary blip on the chart. Investor demand for battery metals is coming from the Electric Vehicle (EV) market, and specifically the battery market. January sales of EV’s this year saw a 70% increase year-over-year, with 159,139 EV’s sold last year in … [Read more...]

The Numbers Game in Commercial Solar: $UGE.V $UGEIF

Turks and Caicos Islands | 35 kW rooftop grid-tied solar system | UGE Partner: Urban Green Environmental

Nick Blitterswyk, co-founder & CEO of UGE International Ltd. (TSX.V: UGE  OTC: UGEIF), provided a little solar market background to catch me up on the impetus behind the creation of this cleantech, commercial solar company. When cleantech was really, really hot, in 2007 and 2008, generalist investors piled into solar’s tech boom, but the markets missed out on another offshoot of the business. The deployment of the solar tech. (Cough cough, remind you of fibre optics fan favourite, Lite … [Read more...]