PowerShares Cleantech ETF

Invesco PowerShares (PZD) is a leading provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). One of the most interesting funds it provides, is the PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio ETF.

The PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio is based on the Cleantech index, which is designed to identify the companies that have the greatest capital appreciation potential. The index includes companies that produce knowledge-based products or services that improve operation, performance, productivity or efficiency. At the same time they must reduce costs, inputs, energy consumption, waste or pollution.

wind_energyThe ten top holdings in the ETF are:

  • ABB Ltd.
  • Siemens AG
  • Corning Inc.
  • Vestas Wind Systems A/S
  • Iberdrola Renovables S.A.
  • Schneider Electric S.A.
  • Autodesk Inc.
  • Novozymes A/S
  • First Solar Inc.
  • Roper Industries Inc.

Traditional environmental technologies such as air pollution control and hazardous waste  management tend to be “add-ons” to existing businesses or systems — adopted primarily to address existing problems or to comply with state or federal regulations. Cleantech products and services, on the other hand, are designed to prevent these problems from occurring in the first place, creating a unique and innovative investment space.

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3 comments for “PowerShares Cleantech ETF

  1. June 8, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Really interesting one – if this Cleantech fund is seriously managed, if would think about buying it. Cleantech is the future, and the future just has begun!

  2. Editor
    June 8, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you for being the first to comment the blog! Vielen Dank für die erste Kommentare!

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