(Solar winners story updated for closing prices of solar company stocks.)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- If the first trading day of 2010 is any indication, the new year will mirror the previous year in the solar sector, with Chinese solar companies being favored by investors. Most of the major Chinese solar powers -- including Trina Solar ( TSL), Yingli Green Energy Holdings ( YGE), Suntech Power ( STP), JA Solar ( JASO) and China Sunergy ( CSUN) -- led the way in a big solar run on Monday. The biggest solar gains far outpaced the broad technology sector gains of 1.8% on Monday, and several of the Chinese solar players bested the solar sector index return of 3.5% on the first trading day of the new year. A recent TheStreet poll revealed that many investors believe
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