5 Reasons to Invest in Wind Power (And 5 Reasons to Turn Your Back)

Investing in wind energy may require a long horizon and optimism for emerging markets.

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According to KuicK Research's "Brazil Wind Power Market Analysis" report, even though the power generation is dominated by hydropower in Brazil, wind power generation has increased by 500 percent from 2006 to 2011.

Bottom line: There are plenty of reasons for longer-term optimism after near-term caution. One advisable strategy when it comes to wind-energy stock investment is to dedicate the majority of your green portfolio mostly to larger corporations that bring stable yields, then fold in smaller companies that are innovating with new technologies or applications.