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September 14, 2011 | 7:54 am

LIVE video: House Hearing on Solyndra

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For Oct 14 hearing click here Original post The Congressional hearing into what went wrong with a federal loan to Solyndra is now under way: Live Video app for Facebook by Ustream Solyndra, the Fremont solar company whose bright star imploded, received over $500 million in federal loan guarantees and then went bankrupt two weeks […]

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September 12, 2011 | 11:51 am

More details coming out about Solyndra ahead of this week’s Congressional hearing

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The demise of Solyndra is increasingly turning from a business story into a political one.  This Wednesday, Solyndra’s CEO and the company’s CFO will appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Today Republicans on the committee released a memo setting up the hearing. The SF Chronicle’s story picked this out of it: The Energy Department rejected […]

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California’s Solar Lead: Technology and Policy, Yes. Manufacturing…Maybe Not So Much

September 8, 2011 | 10:41 am

California’s Solar Lead: Technology and Policy, Yes. Manufacturing…Maybe Not So Much

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This week as Fremont-based Solyndra sets about the grim business of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (not to mention today’s FBI search), it leaves in its wake ample confusion over California’s much vaunted “lead” in renewable energy — so much so that last week a national solar industries association felt compelled to issue a statement […]

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FBI Agents Search Solyndra

September 8, 2011 | 9:01 am

FBI Agents Search Solyndra

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FBI agents are executing search warrants at the headquarters of California solar firm Solyndra that received a $535 million loan from the U.S. government. The solar-panel manufacturer was once touted by President Barack Obama as a beneficiary of his administration’s economic policies. The firm announced last week that it was laying off 1,100 workers and […]

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GOP Makes Anti-Obama Hay Out of Solyndra Collapse; Video of GOP Ad

September 2, 2011 | 10:38 am

GOP Makes Anti-Obama Hay Out of Solyndra Collapse; Video of GOP Ad

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Well that didn’t take long. Here’s a Republican National Committee ad whipping President Obama on the collapse of Solyndra, the Fremont-based solar tech firm that received $535 million in federal loan guarantees. (Hat tip Chron’s Politics Blog). Not a surprise, really. When the company went belly up on Wednesday, we noted headlines like these: White […]

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Fremont’s Solyndra, Solar Tech Firm, Shuts Down and Lays Off 1,100

August 31, 2011 | 9:14 am

Fremont’s Solyndra, Solar Tech Firm, Shuts Down and Lays Off 1,100

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Solyndra says it is laying off 1,100 workers immediately as it’s shutting down and filing for bankruptcy “while it evaluates options, including a sale of the business and licensing of its advanced CIGS technology and manufacturing expertise. Here’s the full statement from the company. GreenTech Media looks at the prospects for all or parts of […]

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