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This week Solyndra announced plans to file for bankruptcy and said it will lay off 1,100 employees. How will the event impact the larger cleantech industry, greentech startup funding and the solar sector as a whole? We ask you to weigh in.

Solyndra

This week Solyndra announced plans to file for bankruptcy and said it will lay off 1,100 employees. The news comes as a huge blow to many, including the Department of Energy, which gave it a $535 million federal loan guarantee in 2009, as well as the investors that pumped at least $1 billion into the firm. How will the event impact the larger cleantech industry, the ability for greentech startups to get funding, the solar sector as a whole and the DOE’s future support of clean energy? We at GigaOM and Earth2Tech want you to weigh in.

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