REVIEW OF THE SOLYNDRA BANKRUPTCY AND CURRENT EVENTS

Read at least two articles of your choice on Solyndra. Also review the Congressional Research Report noting
the cost and revenue numbers concerning Solyndra’s profit potential with the solar product and market at
that time.

 

Write your opinion of the Solyndra situation. Give an opinion concerning Solyndra’s costs and profit potential.

Questions:

1) Was Solyndra a profitable company?

2) What was Solyndra’s business plan/strategy?

3) What recommendations would you have made regarding Solyndra’s operations?

4) What is/was happening to Chinese solar competitors and the remaining American solar companies?

5) What pushed Solyndra into bankruptcy?

6) Are you for or against using taxpayer funds for business investments and government loans to private
companies?

7) Do you think the government loan helped or hurt Solyndra?

8) What was Solyndra’s market niche?