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Solyndra plant may find a buyer in Seagate

Seagate has offered to buy the idle Solyndra plant in California, though the price is well below what it cost to build the facility, according to a report.

By August 23, 2012


Obama touts alternative energy despite Solyndra's demise

President avoids mentioning solar panel maker Solyndra's embarrassing collapse during his State of the Union address but nevertheless says it's time to "double down" on the idea.

By January 24, 2012


Steven Chu takes heat on Solyndra at hearing

In a showdown with Republicans, Energy Secretary Steven Chu says no political influence came into play in approving the DOE's $535 million loan guarantee to solar company Solyndra.

By November 17, 2011


GOP: Solyndra urged to delay layoff news until after election

In advance of Energy Secretary Steven Chu's testimony to investigators, a House subcommittee releases e-mails indicating that DOE officials tried to hold off announcement of Solyndra's layoffs until after the November 2010 election.

By November 16, 2011


Beacon Power: We're broke, but we're no Solyndra

Beacon Power, a flywheel storage company that received a government loan guarantee, said its storage plant will continue to operate as it seeks new sources of capital.

By November 1, 2011


Solar company Solyndra's CEO steps down

Brian Harrison, who was CEO when Solyndra declared bankruptcy and shut down, has resigned "as scheduled," the company says in court filings.

By October 13, 2011


E-mails raise fresh questions on Solyndra loan

Newly disclosed e-mails reveal "a disturbingly close relationship" between the White House, campaign donors, and wealthy investors relating to Solyndra, say congressional Republicans.

By October 10, 2011


Solyndra casts shadow on U.S. energy loan aid

analysis Political furor over the Solyndra bankruptcy has dealt a body blow to the idea that the government should try to help clean tech start-ups through the costly "valley of death" to commercial viability.

By October 7, 2011


Obama does not regret betting on Solyndra

In an interview, Obama says loan guarantees to energy technology companies like Solyndra are necessary to compete internationally and support U.S. manufacturing.

By October 3, 2011


Solyndra to get bankruptcy hearing today

The company will ask for permission to auction off its state-of-the-art factory built with more than $500 million from the federal government.

By September 27, 2011