Exchange-traded funds that track solar and alternative-energy companies rose on Wednesday, after California approved a requirement for new homes to be built with solar installations starting in 2020. The Guggenheim Solar ETF
rose 0.9% on volume of about 162,000 shares, well above its 30-day average of 102,000. The PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio
rose 0.5% while the First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund
was up 0.7%. The VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF
added 1.1% and the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF
was up 0.7%. Among the most actively traded solar companies, Sunrun Inc.
jumped 5.3%, bringing its year-to-date gain to 68%. Canadian Solar
was up 3.5% while First Solar Inc.
gained 3.1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
rose 0.7% on Wednesday while the S&P 500
was up 0.9% and the Nasdaq Composite Index
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