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Solyndra’s $733 Million Plant Had Whistling Robots, Spa Showers

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- 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.

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 new building is like the Taj Mahal,” John Pierce, 54, a San Jose resident who worked as a facilities manager at Solyndra, said in an interview.

Read the full story: www.businessweek.com/news/2011-09-28/solyndra-s-733-million-plant-had-whistling-robots-spa-showers.html


September 30th, 2011
Source: http://www.businessweek.com


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