16 Nov '11, 10am

Solar Energy's Post-Solyndra Image Problem

Solar Energy's Post-Solyndra Image Problem

Tweet Let’s play the word association game. I’ll start with ‘solar energy’ – what’s the first thing you think of? Is it ‘the energy of the future’ or ‘bankruptcy’ or maybe even ‘waste of American taxpayers’ money’? Until not too long ago, the answer would be probably be the former rather than the latter. Yet, in the post-Solyndra era it looks like not just government support but also the solar energy has an image problem. But is it really the case, or are the clouds over the image of the solar limited only to the corridors of Capitol Hill? No matter what you think of solar energy, you have to admit that the last couple of months generated mostly negative news on the solar space – from the bankruptcy of Solyndra and other two other American solar companies to other American solar companies that have laid off workers and cut output to the arguments in the solar industry betw...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/11/solar-energy-image-pr...

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