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Critical Reasoning

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Which if the following most logically completes the argument?
United States manufacturers currently produce most of the world's solar-power generators - most of which are exported to Europe. However, European manufacturers are emerging and probably will ultimately capture much of the European market. The United States government is funding initiatives intended to encourage use of solar power within the United States. If these initiatives succeed in increasing the demand for solar-power generators in the United States, United States manufacturers will probably maintain significant production levels, since ---------------

A. some United States manufacturers have been substantially increasing their output over the last several years.
B. the efficiency of solar-power generators in converting energy from the Sun into electric power is not improving as fast as it once did
C. Just as European manufacturers enjoy certain advantages in Europe, so do United States manufacturers in the United States.
D. European government are currently undertaking initiatives to stimulate the use of solar power within Europe
E. the current market for solar-power generators in the United States is very limited.

OA is C
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Which if the following most logically completes the argument?
United States manufacturers currently produce most of the world's solar-power generators - most of which are exported to Europe. However, European manufacturers are emerging and probably will ultimately capture much of the European market. The United States government is funding initiatives intended to encourage use of solar power within the United States. If these initiatives succeed in increasing the demand for solar-power generators in the United States, United States manufacturers will probably maintain significant production levels, since ---------------

A. some United States manufacturers have been substantially increasing their output over the last several years.
B. the efficiency of solar-power generators in converting energy from the Sun into electric power is not improving as fast as it once did
C. Just as European manufacturers enjoy certain advantages in Europe, so do United States manufacturers in the United States.
D. European government are currently undertaking initiatives to stimulate the use of solar power within Europe
E. the current market for solar-power generators in the United States is very limited.

OA is C
I couldn't get this, I need a break down please, I would want the analysis of an Expert. Thanks
The argument boiled way down:

Conclusion: US manufacturers of solar-power generators will maintain significant production levels.

Premises: US manufacturers are losing European market share to European competition. The US government is encouraging more domestic use

The assumption here is that the US manufacturers will be able to increase - or at least maintain- their share of the US market. If the European competition makes inroads in the US, domestic manufacturers could be in trouble. This is addressed in C. If domestic manufacturers have advantages in the US, they're likely to maintain significant market share, even if European competitors attempt to siphon off some of their business.

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