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What: Shares of Trina Solar Ltd.
So what: Japan, the third largest economy in the world, is also the world's third largest oil consumer. Some nuclear reactors in the country were severely damaged by the natural disaster.
Now what: With dangers of nuclear power highlighted by the situation in Japan, demand in both Japan and other countries may shift from nuclear to solar power. This could be a long-term positive for solar industry companies such as Trina.
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