Solar-panel maker Solyndra suspends operations, plans to file for bankruptcy

Editor’s Note: This guest blog was penned by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All:

The beauty – and danger – of capitalism is that it’s survival of the fittest. Some companies, a few of them, survive and thrive. Many – most – don’t. Unfortunately, Solyndra didn’t.

It’s unfortunate primarily because, in a difficult economy, the loss of 1,100 jobs is a tragedy, with deep impacts on hundreds of families. But it’s also unfortunate because Solyndra was helping to lead the charge toward the inevitable green economy. Continue reading