In the following video, The Motley Fool's Alison Southwick talks with Fool.com contributor Travis Hoium about the roller-coaster ride solar energy stocks have taken recently on Wall Street. While so much of this industry is still losing money on the whole, Travis gives us a few key pieces of news from solar around the world that have been shining some bright light recently on these stocks.

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