anyone else see the irony here?

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    Solar Decathlon's Rainy Start

    Solar Decathlon's Rainy Start | The Weekly Standard

    "Chu has reason to be hopeful that the competition pays off: The Department of Energy gives a $100,000 grant to each team just to participate in the Solar Decathlon"


    Where are we getting all this money to pay these people to just participate!

    Wonder if there will be any Solyndra exec's present :confused:


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6KkGQT1XlU]Solyndra Execs Plead the 5th before Congressional Hearing - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    "Neither rain nor snow nor dead of night" will stop the solar hype..

    The picture of that one $400,000 "shack" with a murphy bed looked like a short trailer without wheels. I'd like to see what's left of that investment after a couple good Florida thunderstorms or a minor tropical storm..

    They should have been PROUD to show the power meters producing all that juice on a rainy day.. No TV for the kids tonight I guess. Let's go the library and charge up our electric cars!!!
     
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    Hey, as long as the Washington Monument doesn't fall on them, they are ahead, right?
     
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    Doesn't have to fall on them.. Just cast a shadow on their roof and they are wet AND cold tonight..
     
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    this is going all the way to the top !!
     
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    :lol:
     
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    The more I think about it -- the more I WANT those power charts from this D.C. Solar fair..

    We PAID for this little commercial advertising experiment. Think I could FOIA the documents from the Head of DOE??? Would love to see how all those advanced expensive designs made it thru a couple dark stormy days on the mall...
     
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    Obama gonna get to the bottom of it...
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    Solyndra scandal probe widens as White House orders new review
    October 29, 2011 - Faced with a growing scandal over the bankrupt Solyndra solar power company, the Obama administration has ordered an independent review of government loans to energy companies. Republican lawmakers say they'll subpoena internal White House communications on Solyndra.
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    Secretary Chu to Testify on Solyndra November 17
    October 27, 2011 - Fox News has confirmed that Energy Secretary Chu will testify before the House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee on November 17 regarding the federal loan for the failed solar company Solyndra.
     
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