California loses 80 more “Green Jobs”
09/15/2011 2 Comments
When will it stop? Calisolar announced today it’s firing 80 workers from its polysilicon solar-cell manufacturing plant in Sunnyvale, Calif. The solar start-up was founded in 2006 and has more than 350 employees, but expansion will not be in California, according to an article at C/Net:
Just two weeks ago, Calisolar announced it was expanding into Lowndes County, Miss., to open a solar silicon production plant that will cost approximately $600 million to build, and produce 16,000 metric tons of purified silicon annually when fully operational. The company was offered $75 million in incentives to open the plant in Mississippi, and has the backing of Governor Haley Barbour.
“This innovative company will provide high-skilled, high-paying jobs for nearly 1,000 Mississippians, and the company’s decision to locate here further demonstrates our state is a competitive location for advanced manufacturing with advanced materials,” Barbour said in a statement.
Read more details at C/Net. Green jobs have proven tobe an unsustainable myth, the companies take taxpayer subsides and then the jobs vanish down a giant sink hole when the money is gone. Calsolar, may have learned an important lesson and withdrew it’s federal loan application and is restructuring the company to meet market damands. They are just not doing it in California.