Now that Solyndra has served its purpose of laundering $535 million of taxpayer money to pay off Obama’s campaign donors, it can dispense with the props used to convince the gullible it was ever going to produce economically viable energy. That’s why it has been destroying brand new equipment:
At Solyndra’s sprawling complex in Fremont, workers in white jumpsuits were unwrapping brand new glass tubes used in solar panels last week. They are the latest, most cutting-edge solar technology, and they are being thrown into dumpsters.
Forklifts brought one pallet after another piled high with the carefully packaged glass. Slowly but surely it all ended up shattered.
And it’s not a few loads. Hundreds of thousands of tubes on shrink-wrapped pallets will meet a similar demise.
A better symbol for Obamanomics would be hard to imagine.
Solyndra paid at least $2 million for the specialized glass. A CBS 5 crew found one piece lying in the parking lot. Solyndra still owes the German company that made the tubes close to another $8 million.
Solyndra apparently made no effort to find a buyer for the valuable tubes. Nor would it donate any to Santa Clara University despite a request. But you can buy the whole bankrupt company if you want. So far there have been no bidders.
On tips from J, Dave H, Bob Roberts, and Shawn.