The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( Trefis) -- The global solar market jumped by 40% in 2011, despite subsidy cuts in several major markets. According to industry research firm Solarbuzz, installations jumped to about 27.4 GW last year, driven by new production capacity and price cuts. Industry revenue increased by 12% in the same year, a result of lower prices (and margins) for equipment manufacturers like
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