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The Bedford Report

October 21, 2010 08:46 ET

Volatility in Solar Stocks Likely to Persist as US Investigates Chinese Subsidies

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on JA Solar & Trina Solar

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) - It has been an extremely volatile few weeks for solar stocks. Last week the bulls were out in full force after indications of strong demand came from the Solar Power International conference in Los Angeles. But then on Tuesday we saw Chinese solar stocks plunge on news that the Chinese government is raising interest rates as well as growing concerns about U.S. complaints that China is subsidizing solar. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Solar Power Industry and provides research reports on JA Solar Holdings Co (NASDAQ: JASO) and Trina Solar Ltd. (NYSE: TSL). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Last Friday U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that his office was probing allegations filed last month by the United Steelworkers Union that China was assisting its domestic producers of solar products with protectionist and subsidy policies that are in violation of World Trade Organization rules. The Steelworkers Union believes that China's support of its solar power firms enables them to charge less than U.S. companies, giving them an unfair competitive advantage that undermines job growth at U.S. energy firms. Kirk said that the Obama Administration is "committed to ensuring a level playing field for American workers, businesses and green technology entrepreneurs."

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Coincidentally, in the same week Kirk announced his office's probe, China based JA Solar announced that it has signed an agreement to deliver over 13MW of high efficiency, mono-crystalline solar cells to a U.S. solar module manufacturer and systems company. Delivery began in the third quarter and will continue through the remainder of 2010.

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