"Solyndra, what's that? Something I can pick my teeth with before starting a conflagration of white-hot capitalist fire with this can of gasoline and the Marlboro dangling from my lower lip?" says Dan Shugar, CEO of solar panel maker Solaria. (I'm paraphrasing.)
Seriously though, Hanner has an important message for all the haters out there: Solyndra represented only about 5 percent of the solar manufacturing capacity in North America, and its failure will hardly put a dent in the rapid growth of the industry as a whole.
You hear that, Congress? There are some entrepreneurs out here creating jobs in a dynamic new industry, and all the bile in the world isn't going to stop them. USA! USA!
h/t Vote Solar for the headline
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