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A little bit of Solyndra
— yours for $9.50

San Francisco Chronicle, by David R. Baker

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/17/2013 12:17:14 PM

At this point, it’s entirely possible that no one wants Solyndra’s solar modules except political junkies and clean-tech geeks. But an electronics dealership in Santa Clara will happily sell you one for $9.50. HSC Electronic Supply scooped up a few hundred of the unique, tube-shaped modules that were left at Solyndra’s Fremont HQ after the company plunged into bankruptcy in 2011. HSC announced their availability Wednesday. Solyndra’s collapse, after the company received $528 million in federal loans to build its factory, touched off a political firestorm and turned into a public relations disaster that the solar industry is still struggling

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Another lowlight in the history of our late republic, brought to you by the usual players.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/17/2013 12:19:50 PM     (No. 9122218)

I´ve already paid too much for Solyndra "products".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/17/2013 1:04:01 PM     (No. 9122310)

While the article implies they were purchased, the most specific reference to their obtaining them continues to be the word "Scooped".
If that is true, and they were not purchased but taken out of the garbage, isn´t that malfeasance of public funds?
The company has a fiduciary responsibility-one that survives the Bankruptcy- to protect creditors.
But, this IS Uhhhhbama´s America so why am I surprised??

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 1/17/2013 1:47:28 PM     (No. 9122410)

Why don´t we take up a collection, buy them, and send them to Paul Krugman.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/17/2013 1:50:17 PM     (No. 9122416)

I´ll give you $5 bucks for the whole stinking company...sans liabilities.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/17/2013 2:05:33 PM     (No. 9122442)

HSC is a hardware hacker´s paradise. I´m sure some intelligent person could build some advanced weaponry out of the junk they have there. Always interesting to browse that place.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/17/2013 2:18:31 PM     (No. 9122470)

HSC is the graveyard of most high-tech failures, but without HSC surplus devices at great prices there would be no new garage startup companies in Silicon Valley.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/17/2013 7:37:19 PM     (No. 9123056)

Has the Solyndra mgt. team surfaced at a new money laundering scheme.. recipients of
stimulus funds then funneled to the Obama machine?

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