Some 200 laid off at Nevada solar plant

“Amonix received a $5.9 million investment tax credit through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act in 2010.”

The Las Vegas Sun reports,

Just seven months after California-based solar power company Amonix Inc. opened its largest manufacturing plant, in North Las Vegas, the company’s contractor has laid off nearly two-thirds of its workforce.

Flextronics Industrial, the Singapore solar panel manufacturer that partnered with Amonix to staff the new $18 million, 214,000-square-foot plant, laid off about 200 of its 300-plus employees Tuesday.

Amonix’s director of manufacturing operations, Eric Culberson, said the layoffs are part of “retooling” the factory as the company prepares to roll out its next-generation product…

Read the entire Sun report.

3 thoughts on “Some 200 laid off at Nevada solar plant”

  1. Retooling is the new word for going bankrupt, I guess. Heard it before.

    Solar is a good idea on the individual bases but not on the mass power production side. It is supplemental at best. I do agree that we need more solar panel production and development but that needs to stay 100% private sector. The cost is high, too high, but as long as the Government stays in the game with it’s subsidies and hand outs then the cost will remain high and there will be no new developments of worth for the Country.

  2. ‘Retooling’ might well meaning moving the jobs to Singapore. Obama’s ‘green stimulus’ packages tend to that sort of thing, i.e., create jobs outside the US.

  3. Have solar farms ever produced enough electricity to pay for themselves over their lifespan, other than through subsides?

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