Even Trina Solar ( TSL), which destroyed Street estimates with its earnings yesterday, was trading down by 2.9% in the mid-morning. Solarfun Holdings ( SOLF), which also reported solid earnings, was shedding 2.2% of its share price.

Ascent Solar Technologies ( ASTI), which recently received an upgrade from Jefferies, from underperform to hold, was among the bright spots in the sector, trading up 1.6% early in the day.

-- Reported by Eric Rosenbaum in New York

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