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A 492% China Premium Shows Why Solar Firms Are Heading Home

  • Higher valuation and investor enthusiasm driving the trend
  • U.S. listing is no longer a must for global success in solar
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When a Chinese solar manufacturer that had been traded in New York for a decade held an initial public offering last month on Shanghai’s Star Board, it priced the shares at about a 9.6% premium to their U.S. counterparts. 

A little more than a month later that premium has shot to 492%.