Another Green subsidized Solar manufacturer “bites the dust”!

Posted: July 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

It’s pretty tough to keep up with the “green rats leaving the sinking ship” after running through their Government “subsidies” that propped them up at “start-up”.

Solar and Wind plants in Ontario are pulling the plug on their tax payer funded start ups here and all across North America once the money dries up.

Like any other Government subsidized Industry that does a deal with politicians who think they can pick winners and losers, everyone eventually LOSES!

Tell that to our premier McGuinty and he’ll drag out some half hearted rhetoric that was used back in the day when he “keeps spouting off how Ontario will be a world leader in Renewable Energy Development”.

Good Luck with that old chestnut…..nobody believes you any more!

Amonix closes North Las Vegas solar plant after 14 months


The Amonix solar manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas, subsidized by more than $20 million in federal tax credits and grants, has closed its 214,000-square-foot facility about a year after it opened.

Officials at Amonix headquarters in Seal Beach, Calif., have not responded to repeated calls for comment this week, but the company began selling equipment, from automated tooling systems to robotic welding cells, in an online auction Wednesday.

A designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic solar power systems, Amonix received $6 million in federal tax credits for the North Las Vegas plant and a $15.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2007 for research and development.

Rene Kenerly, a former material and supply manager at Amonix, said the plant has been idle since May 1, when he was laid off. At its peak, the plant had about 700 employees working three shifts a day to produce solar panels for a utility in Amarosa, Colo., he said.

“I don’t think they had a lot of training,” Kenerly said. “There were a lot of quality issues. A lot of stuff was coming back because it had some functionality issues.”



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