If solar is the "Way to Go" then it needs to stand on its own and not require subsides. I question whether the fed government EVER invests properly or if it is politically based selections. I am troubled by the loss of 1000 jobs, and wondering if the business plan ever made sense for this company (or if the Taxpayers got taken for another ride)?
Gee $535 Billion of our (U.S. Taxpayer)money down the drain ... and another 1,000 people out of work. Perhaps they should have perfected the technology and manufacturing process and gotten some customers before they ramped up and burned through all that money.
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