"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.)

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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!

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h/t Vote Solar for the headline