The glass-and-metal building that Solyndra LLC began erecting alongside Interstate 880 in Fremont, California, in September 2009 was something the Silicon Valley area hadn't seen in years: a new factory.And just yesterday Obama made another $1 billion in loan guarantees to two other solar companies. Maybe they can get robots that sing show tunes.
It wasn't just any factory. When it was completed at an estimated cost of $733 million, including proceeds from a $535 million U.S. loan guarantee, it covered 300,000 square feet, the equivalent of five football fields. It had robots that whistled Disney tunes, spa-like showers with liquid-crystal displays of the water temperature, and glass-walled conference rooms. . . .
The building, designed to make far more solar panels than Solyndra got orders for, is now shuttered, and U.S. taxpayers may be stuck with it.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
In the Disney Movie Snow White the star sang the tune "Whistle While You Work" to motivate the dwarves and various forest creatures as they cleaned up the cottage. At Solyndra they had robots that whistled Disney tunes to motivate the workers while they cleaned out the taxpayers:
Posted by Rick Moore on 9/29/2011