19 Jul '12, 2pm

What Abound Solar’s Bankruptcy Says About the DOE Loan Program: As with the Solyndra bankruptcy before it, las...

What Abound Solar’s Bankruptcy Says About the DOE Loan Program: As with the Solyndra bankruptcy before it, las...

As with the Solyndra bankruptcy before it, last month's financial failure of Abound Solar has presented an opportunity for politicians to rail against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee program. But according to Abound executives speaking Wednesday before a U.S. House of Representatives financial oversight committee, the real culprit in the thin-film solar panel manufacturing startup's demise last month was China. At least, that's how former Abound CEO Craig Witsoe explained his company’s failure in his Wednesday testimony. Abound’s progress , Witsoe said, was “solid” until “panel prices dropped 50 percent in one year due to aggressive price-cutting from Chinese competitors using older crystalline silicon technology.” That Chinese competition was backed, Witsoe said, by “over $30 billion in reported government subsidies” and was therefore “able to sell belo...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/what-abound-s...

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