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. 

Read the short piece here from the Boston Globe.

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