31 Aug '11, 4pm

UPDATE: Statement from Solyndra on bankruptcy, factory shutdown #solar

, a Fremont, Calif.-based manufacturer of solar products for commercial rooftops, says it is suspending manufacturing operations. The company plans to file a petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code while it evaluates options, including a sale of the business and licensing of its copper indium gallium diselenide technology and manufacturing techniques. As a result of the suspension of operations, approximately 1,100 full-time and temporary employees are being laid off. Solyndra says that despite a number of orders for its product on large commercial rooftops, it was unable to achieve full-scale operations rapidly enough to compete in the near term against the resources of larger foreign manufacturers. The competitive challenge was exacerbated by a global oversupply of solar panels and a severe compression of prices that, in part, resulted from uncer...

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