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The Bedford Report

December 13, 2010 11:25 ET

Solar's Mighty Run Could Be Over Come 2011

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on LDK Solar Co. & Solar Holdings Co.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - After surging for most of the summer and early fall, the solar sector has been struggling lately. For the month of November, the Guggenheim Solar ETF -- which seeks to replicate the price and yield performance of the MAC Global Solar Energy index -- slipped close to 20 percent amidst growing concerns regarding US complaints that China is subsidizing solar. The solar sector pulled back further after reports signaled declines in government subsidy support from European nations such as Germany and France. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Solar Industry and provides research reports on LDK Solar Co. (NYSE: LDK) and JA Solar Holdings Co. (NASDAQ: JASO). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2010-12-LDK

www.bedfordreport.com/2010-12-JASO

Presently Germany consumes more than half the world's supply of the modules that turn sunlight into electricity. The head of Germany's BSW solar industry, Carsten Koernig, recently said that the country will add a record 8 GW of solar power in 2010, however he added that he expects growth to cool in the years ahead to between 3 and 5 GW per year.

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2010 was a record year for demand in the solar sector. Many industry heavyweights saw their stocks more than double amidst strong earnings reports. LDK said that its third quarter earnings per share surged 167 percent year on year. LDK Solar also said it expects its fourth-quarter revenue of between $710 million and $750 million, well ahead of consensus analyst estimates of $579.4 million.

Yes, 2010 was a superb year for many solar stocks, but going forward there is certainly plenty of uncertainty. Credit Suisse downgraded the sector last month based on industry wide oversupply, and concerns about weaker demand in 2011.

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