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DrQuine
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re: SunPower to take charge of more than $50M for plant closure
DrQuine   4/21/2012 2:35:52 PM
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Apparently there are still some who believe they can produce solar panels and power in the US at a profit. I just posted details at the end of the "First Solar to slash 2,000 jobs article": http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4371200/First-Solar-to-slash-2-000-jobs of a planned Chinese $5 billion investment in Nevada.

nicolas.mokhoff
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re: SunPower to take charge of more than $50M for plant closure
nicolas.mokhoff   4/17/2012 8:11:06 PM
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Meanwhile, First Solar is cutting jobs: http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/17/news/companies/first-solar/index.htm?hpt=hp_t2; there may not be a solar future in the good old U.S. of A.

R.J.D.
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re: SunPower to take charge of more than $50M for plant closure
R.J.D.   4/17/2012 6:53:51 PM
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Sunpower is a Cypress spin off

DMcCunney
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re: SunPower to take charge of more than $50M for plant closure
DMcCunney   4/17/2012 12:34:00 AM
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I don't believe so. SunPower was incorporated in 1985, with grants from the EPRI and the DOE, as well as support from a couple of venture capital firms. See http://us.sunpowercorp.com/about/history/#

tb1
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re: SunPower to take charge of more than $50M for plant closure
tb1   4/16/2012 6:47:38 PM
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Isn't SunPower a Cypress spinoff?



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