Insights, ideas & new directions from members of the North Shore Technology Council (Boston)
Oct 20, 2011
A Focus on Failure
Here's an important perspective on the political and economic energy required to get the clean-tech industry up and running. What do you think?
Solyndra flop stains a good program
First, the back story: the company failed because of the declining price
of silicon. Most solar panels use silicon; Solyndra’s didn’t. This was
supposed to be its great advantage. Silicon is expensive, so the company
appeared poised to outperform its competitors. Instead, prices plunged
and it couldn’t keep up.