31 Aug '11, 7pm

Guest Post: Epitaph For Solyndra: The epitaph for Solyndra is significant because of what was not a factor in

The epitaph for Solyndra is significant because of what was not a factor in their demise. It was certainly not for a lack of trying. But more importantly, it was not because of Chinese competition or a lack of U.S. government support. Chinese solar panels are 10 to 20 percent less expensive than U.S.-made panels; but by some estimates, Solyndra’s panels were 100 percent more. It’s a mistake to blame Solyndra’s problems on our lack of manufacturing commitment or relatively higher labor costs compared to China. Solar panels are commodities being sold on the worldwide market on a $/watt basis — much as aluminum is sold on a $/kg basis. It is crystal clear that cheap and easy to install solar panels are exactly what the U.S. needs to reduce our energy costs and create installation jobs. For five years or more, the U.S. government was providing support for solar manufacturing i...

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greentechmedia.com 31 Aug '11, 2pm

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greentechmedia.com 31 Aug '11, 3pm

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Solyndra's Exit: China Not To Blame

Solyndra's Exit: China Not To Blame

renewableenergyworld.com 31 Aug '11, 6pm

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greentechmedia.com 31 Aug '11, 5pm

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solarindustrymag.com 02 Sep '11, 1am

Inside Solyndra's Fall: Did The Department Of Energy Make A Massive Mistake? The controversy here is that DOE lied about d...

Solyndra To File for Bankruptcy; 1,100 Lose Jobs

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renewableenergyworld.com 31 Aug '11, 6pm

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greentechmedia.com 31 Aug '11, 9pm

A quick look at the comment stream on our Solyndra coverage will reveal an absolute rejection of the idea of the DOE picki...

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solarindustrymag.com 31 Aug '11, 4pm

, a Fremont, Calif.-based manufacturer of solar products for commercial rooftops, says it is suspending manufacturing oper...

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renewableenergyworld.com 02 Sep '11, 12am

Woe is us indeed, and woe to solar, because in today's political and economic climate any public failure of a publicly-fun...

#Solar power innovator Solyndra files for bankr...

treehugger.com 31 Aug '11, 4pm

Solar power tech innovator Solyndra has announced it will be filing for bankruptcy. 1,100 full time and temporary employee...

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solyndra.com 02 Sep '11, 3pm

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