NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Applied Materials ( AMAT), First Solar ( FSLR), MEMC ( WFR), GT Solar International ( SOLR), Canadian Solar ( CSIQ) and SunPower ( SPWRA) are solar stocks with buy ratings of 80%, as per Bloomberg estimates.We recommend six solar stocks that outperformed their Chinese peers and the broader indices to gain an average 28% in the last one year. Solar stocks buoyed, riding on firm crude prices in the recent past. Further, analysts expect these stocks to deliver earnings of 15% to 20% in the next one year. In comparison, Chinese stocks could see flat earnings growth. Analysts cut the earnings estimates of China's solar stocks recently, paring the earnings estimates of Jinko Solar ( JKS) and ReneSola by 5% each for 2011. During the last couple of months, the target prices of Sunpower and GT Solar were raised, while that for Chinese Stocks LDK Solar ( LDK), Yingli Green Energy Holding ( YGE), JA Solar Holdings ( JASO), Trina Solar ( TSL) and ReneSola ( SOL) have been revised downwards. The following six solar stocks have buy ratings of 26%-80% and are expected to gain up to 33% over the next 12 months with a mean upside value of around 22%, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg.