Friday, April 20, 2012

Solyndra's Dirty Little Secret

    David Burge of Iowahawkblog tweeted Friday morning that the Solyndra building is up for sale.

  Solyndra is the solar panel maker that infamously and spectacularly failed recently despite heavy support from the Obama administration, both promotionally and financially.  Much has been written about Solyndra's downfall, but the sale of the "green energy" company's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility contains one last bit of irony:

Yes, that's right.  Diesel generators - and they're not burning sunshine.  The diesel generator capacity even exceeds the ~1.2 megawatts capacity of the solar panels that this solar panel manufacturer also has installed.  I guess even to make a green omelet, you still have to break a few eggs.

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