By Ben Geman - 07/14/11 03:49 PM EDT
“In advance of the Subcommittee’s meeting, Solyndra’s 1,166 American employees want to ensure that everyone has the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding our performance in the market, something that has been widely misrepresented thanks to a reliance on outdated information,” he said.
We have seen a total net direct employment increase at Solyndra of 310 regular, full-time jobs since the DOE made its conditional loan guarantee commitment. That loan guarantee allowed Solyndra to build our new factory, Fab 2, which created 3,000 construction jobs in the midst of one of the deepest construction downturns in California history. One hundred percent of our production is based here in the U.S., and Solyndra’s operations have led directly to 300 new supply chain jobs across 18 states.
Solyndra is one of the few U.S. companies using American innovation, ingenuity and manufacturing workers to compete in the global solar market – exporting more than 50 percent of our products into a field dominated by Chinese and other companies, which enjoy less restrictive business environments and significant government subsidies and incentives to support all aspects of their business.