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Market Vectors - Solar Energy ETF (KWT)


KWT seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Ardour Solar Energy IndexSM, SOLRX, the pure-play leader in tracking the global solar industry. The Index provides exposure to publicly traded companies from around the world that derive at least 66% of their revenues from solar power and related products and services. On a weighted basis, the companies in the Index derive in excess of 90% of their revenues from the solar industry. As such, the Fund is subject to the risks of investing in this sector. [1]

Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Van Eck Funds
  • Inception Date - 04/21/2008
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – KWT
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – KWT.IV
  • Expense Ratio – 0.65%

Top Holdings

Holdings % of Portfolio
Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd STP 9.35%
First Solar Inc FSLR 9.30%
Renewable Energy Corp AS REC NO 8.46%
MEMC Electronic Materials Inc WFR 8.28%
Trina Solar Ltd TSL 6.37%
SMA Solar Technology A.G. S92 GR 5.86%
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd YGE 4.92%
Sunpower Corp SPWRA 4.69%
Solarworld AG SWV GR 4.57%
Q-Cells AG QCE GR 4.46%

Holdings as of 13/11/2009

Other Renewable Energy ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
Claymore/MAC Global Solar Energy Index ETF (TAN)Claymore Advisors0.65%
First Trust ISE Global Wind Energy Index Fund (FAN)First Trust Portfolios L.P0.60%
Global Water Portfolio ETF (PIO)Invesco PowerShares0.75%
Global Wind Energy Portfolio ETF (PWND)Invesco PowerShares0.75%
Global Wind Energy Portfolio ETF (PWND)Invesco PowerShares0.75%
iShares Goldman Sachs Natural Resources Index Fund (IGE)ishares0.48%
Market Vectors - Solar Energy ETF (KWT)Van Eck Funds0.65%


  1. - Overview of Market Vectors - Solar Energy ETF (KWT)
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