31 Aug '11, 6pm

Solyndra's Exit: China Not To Blame

Solyndra's Exit: China Not To Blame

Chinese solar panels are 10-20 percent less expensive than U.S.-made panels; but by some estimates, Solyndra's panels were 100 percentmore. 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 in the U.S. The DOE Loan Guarantee program provided critical funding for Solyndra's manufacturing growth, supported by over $1 billion in private capital. Unfortunately, both these private investors and the DOE made a couple of bets on Solynd...

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