) -- Wednesday morning was picking up right where Tuesday's market close left off for solar power players, with JA Solar leading a pre-market retreat. JA Solar was down more than 1.5%, or 9 cents, to $5.74, after declining 3.2% on Tuesday.

The single winner among solar players on Tuesday was



, which soared a whopping 43% on Tuesday

on volume that thinly traded Spire shares rarely see. Spire's massive spike may have run out of wattage by Wednesday morning, as its shares were down 0.8% in the pre-market session.

Trigger-happy solar investors sold all day Tuesday, and Wednesday morning's pre-market decliners were consistent with Tuesday's solar losers. The losses in the solar sector were more significant than the small declines across the technology sector on Tuesday.

All the Chinese solar companies were declining in the pre-market.


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was down the most in the pre-market after JA Solar, declining by more than 2%, to $4.80, or a loss of ten cents.

JA Solar and ReneSola were followed by

Yingli Green Energy Holdings


down by 0.6%;

Suntech Power


, down by 7%;

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China Sunergy


, down more than 0.8%; and



down by 0.4%.

The signals were mixed in the pre-market, however. While most of the Chinese solar players were down, some notable solar names were gaining, such as


( SPWRA). San Jose-based

SunPower, which on Monday afternoon announced the departure of a key systems business executive, was up 0.5% in the pre-market on Wednesday.

-- Reported by Eric Rosenbaum in New York.


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