There are clear skies over the NYC headquarters of UGE International (OTCQB: UGEIF) (TSXV: UGE) as the energy solutions company continues to build its business organically and through acquisitions. UGE recently announced its first-quarter 2017 financial results, boasting record revenues of $5.5 million, up 903% over the prior year period. Now, the global provider of solar energy services is on track to take that top line even higher as its order book swells.
The solar power industry is driven by renewable portfolio standard (RPS) targets, state and federal tax credits, grants, and favorable public support for ‘green’ energy. A renewable portfolio standard (RPS), or renewable electricity standard, is a regulatory mandate to increase production of energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar, biomass and other alternatives to fossil and nuclear electric generation. The industry has experienced phenomenal growth over the past five years, achieving annual growth rate of approximately 76 percent from 2011 through 2016. A new report from GTM Research and SEIA (http://nnw.fm/bnLW5) indicates that rate could be trending even higher, revealing that the U.S. solar power market grew by 95 percent in 2016.
UGE is on the frontline of this industry as it powers its way into photovoltaic energy solutions; its recent financial results reflect that position. In the first quarter of 2017, UGE reported triple-digit growth in revenues (as noted above) and lowered its net loss to …
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