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What: Shares of Chinese solar-power expert LDK Solar
So what: The catalyst for solar stocks today is the news that Germany is giving up on nuclear power and redirecting its energy investments toward wind and solar power. Germany is already the world's largest market for solar panels, so this is market-moving news indeed.
Now what: LDK is obviously not the only beneficiary of the German anti-nukes decision, and competitors from little JA Solar Holdings
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