EQM Global Solar Energy Index

GLOBAL SOLAR ENERGY CRITERIA

CONSTITUENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In order to be eligible for inclusion in the index, companies must meet the following conditions:

  • Companies must derive at least 5% revenue from solar-related business operations. This includes the following business segments:
    • Manufacturing of photovoltaic, solar cells, and systems;
    • Producers of solar power
    • Generation, equipment, and components;
    • Providers of solar power system installation, development, and financing, and/or
    • Manufacturing of solar-powered charging and energy storage systems.
  • Listing on a regulated stock exchange in the form of shares tradeable for foreign investors without restrictions, excluding U.S. Over-the-Counter listed companies.
  • Market capitalization of at least $250 million USD.
  • Average daily traded value of at least $2 million over the last six months.
  • China-headquartered companies will be included only if exchange traded ADR versions or Hong Kong exchange traded versions are available.
  • Companies will be screened for compliance with UN Global Compact principles plus operational business involvement in the fields of oil sands, fossil fuel, or controversial
    weapons.