31 Aug '11, 4pm

#Solar power innovator Solyndra files for bankruptcy 1,100 workers laid off immediately #green

Solar power tech innovator Solyndra has announced it will be filing for bankruptcy. 1,100 full time and temporary employees are being laid-off immediately, the company said in a press statement. The company promoted an innovative solar power approach based off of modular lightweight rooftop panels composed of cylinders covered in thin-film PV units, under which the roof was painted white to increase reflectivity and ensure light got all sides of the cylinder. As such it was only suitable for flat-roof industrial applications. Solyndra had opened a $700 million manufacturing facility, received half a billion dollars in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy , and was publicly touted by President Obama. Earlier this year Solyndra cancelled its public stock offering. Solyndra's press statement says starkly, Regulatory and policy uncertainty in recent months created sig...

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