Alternative Energy ETFs: The Top 10 Exchange Traded Funds for Investing in Alternative Energy

Unless you’re an agoraphobic shut-in, you’ve probably noticed that gas prices have skyrocketed in the last few months. Alternative energy stocks are gaining in response to increasing oil prices as people look for cheaper fuel sources. We’ve identified some major exchange traded funds in alternative energy for you to keep watch closely whenever the next major energy news hits the market.

Your Cheat Sheet to Alternative Energy Exchange Traded Funds and Notes

1) PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy (NYSE:PBW) maintains high liquidity as evidenced by an average traded volume of 335,377 shares per day. Check out PBW interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

2) First Trust Global Wind Energy (NYSE:FAN) is among the most liquid exchange traded funds and maintains an average traded volume of 108,832 shares per day. Check out FAN interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

3) First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge (NASDAQ:GRID) is regarded as one the major ETFs in alternative energy industry. GRID maintains the average traded volume of 4,736 shares per day. Today it is down 2.08 percent with traded volume of 22,083 shares till now. Check out GRID interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

4) PowerShares Global Wind Energy PortfoETF (NASDAQ:PWND) maintains the average traded volume of 8,853 shares per day which enough liquid as compared to its industry. Check out PWND interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

5) Claymore/MAC Global Solar Index (NYSE:TAN) is the most liquid ETF in alternative energy with an average traded volume figure of 764,911 shares per day. Check out TAN interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

6) iPath Global Carbon ETN (NYSE:GRN) is a low liquid ETF with average traded volume of 2,279 shares per day. Check out GRN interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

7) Market Vectors Glbl Alter. Engy ETF Trst (NYSE:GEX) is among the most traded ETFs of the industry with an average traded volume of 127,228 shares per day. Check out GEX interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

8) Market Vectors Solar Energy (NYSE:KWT) maintains high liquidity, which is evident from its average traded volume of 60,862 shares per day. Check out KWT interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

9) PowerShares Glbl Clean Enrgy Port (NYSE:PBD) is among the most active ETFs in alternative energy industry. PBD maintains an average traded volume of 59,701 shares per day. Check out PBD interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

10) Though traded with low volume, the ELEMENTS MLCX Biofuels Index – Total Return ETN (NYSE:FUE) is among the major alternative energy ETFs. Its average traded volume stands at 12,255 shares per day. Check out FUE interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>