Photo Gallery: Solar Eclipse in Germany
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Photo Gallery: Solar Eclipse in Germany

The Sun Rises in the East German Solar Firms Eclipsed by Chinese Rivals

Green energy used to be Germany's great hope for its economic future. But now the German solar industry is in trouble amid huge losses, job cuts and the threat of bankruptcies. Chinese firms are gaining an ever greater share of the German market -- and are benefiting from German subsidies for renewable energy. By SPIEGEL Staff.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan