Solyndra, a solar manufacturer, has filed for bankruptcy. This has led to much weeping and gnashing of teeth, as for example:
Fast forward two-and-a-half-years and the chickens have come home to roost. The poster child has shut its doors. 1,100 people are now out of work. Some of them may never recover from this disruption to their economic lives. Those who left other jobs in order to participate in the president’s vision of the future may lose their homes.The concern trolls have come out in force for the occasion:
Welcome to the green dream.
“Cleantech is an increasingly large disaster that people in Silicon Valley aren’t even talking about any more,” Thiel said. “The failure in energy and transportation points to a larger failure in clean energy . . .