The solar market is back on its feet again after a rough few years dealing with oversupply. The Japanese market is booming and U.S. residential installations are steadily growing. SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR ) and Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ ) have already reported better than expected earnings, while Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL ) and Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE ) have already raised guidance. But not all solar companies are enjoying the boom, as exemplified by First Solar's (NASDAQ: FSLR ) struggles. Motley Fool contributor Travis Hoium covers the trends that investors should look for in the video below.
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