Solar stocks finish higher (TAN +2.2%) on a good day for high-beta tech names. Helping their...

|By:, SA News Editor

Solar stocks finish higher (TAN +2.2%) on a good day for high-beta tech names. Helping their cause is the Japanese government's unveiling of a solar subsidy program that pays solar panel owners for electricity at a rate that's 3x the one charged for conventional power. Even if domestic suppliers take a large chunk of the resulting orders, the demand boost the program stands to provide could help stabilize diving solar cell and module prices.