Solyndra http://www.kunc.org en Chinese Solar Panel Maker Suntech Goes Bankrupt http://www.kunc.org/post/chinese-solar-panel-maker-suntech-goes-bankrupt The future doesn't look so bright for China-based <a href="http://www.suntech-power.com/en/">Suntech</a>, one of the world's largest makers of solar panels: On Wednesday, it was forced into bankruptcy after missing a $541 million payment to bondholders.<p>Suntech Power Holdings, based in Wuxi on the outskirts of Shanghai, is largely a victim of its own success, borrowing heavily for expansion in recent years (as did Chinese competitors Trina Solar and Yingli Green Energy). Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 41792 at http://www.kunc.org Chinese Solar Panel Maker Suntech Goes Bankrupt Why Steven Chu Was One Of Obama's Most Intriguing Choices http://www.kunc.org/post/why-steven-chu-was-one-obamas-most-intriguing-choices Of all the individuals in President Obama's first-term Cabinet, physicist Steven Chu was arguably the least likely to be found in official Washington.<p>The Energy Department secretary, after all, was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist from the University of California, Berkeley, the first science laureate to serve as a Cabinet secretary.<p>Chu <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/letter-secretary-steven-chu-energy-department-employees-announcing-his-decision-not-serve" target="_blank">announced on Friday</a> that he would be stepping down. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:43:00 +0000 Frank James 39620 at http://www.kunc.org Why Steven Chu Was One Of Obama's Most Intriguing Choices In Solyndra's Wake, Solar Company Sees Bright Spot http://www.kunc.org/post/solyndras-wake-solar-company-sees-bright-spot A small solar power company hopes to become a winner in a market littered with losers.<p>San Jose, Calif.-based SoloPower is opening a $60 million manufacturing facility in Portland, Ore., Thursday as it works toward receiving a major government loan — like the one given to now-bankrupt Solyndra. SoloPower thinks it has a strategy to succeed where Solyndra failed.<p>SoloPower makes a niche product in a highly competitive market. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:40:00 +0000 Richard Gonzales 34255 at http://www.kunc.org In Solyndra's Wake, Solar Company Sees Bright Spot Abound Solar Executives Grilled During Oversight Committee Hearing http://www.kunc.org/post/abound-solar-executives-grilled-during-oversight-committee-hearing <p>Executives of the now bankrupt Longmont-based Abound Solar faced tough questions by US House Republicans Wednesday during testimony before an Oversight and Government Reform <a href="http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/the-administrations-bet-on-abound-solar-assessing-the-costs-to-the-american-taxpayers/" target="_blank">subcommittee</a>.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:36:49 +0000 Nathan Heffel 30667 at http://www.kunc.org Abound Solar Executives Grilled During Oversight Committee Hearing Obama: 'I Will Not Walk Away From The Promise Of Clean Energy' http://www.kunc.org/post/obama-i-will-not-walk-away-promise-clean-energy President Obama called for more domestic oil and gas production, saying that "a future where we're in control of our own energy" is within reach, where the nation's security and prosperity would not be so closely linked to unstable parts of the world.<p>Toward that end, he said his administration would open more than 75 percent of potential offshore oil and gas resources for development.<p>The president stressed that the country already has progressed toward energy independence and used less foreign oil last year "than in any of the past 16 years."<p>The president also stressed his continued c Wed, 25 Jan 2012 04:35:53 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 21346 at http://www.kunc.org