Yeah, we can ignore the gallium arsenide in every solar cell in every PV panel, to say nothing of the tons of steel and concrete required to erect those aerial Cuisinarts, because by golly, this is "Green&Sustainable", environmentally-friendly energy we're talking here, folks!
Yeah boy, look at all that green! Below, we see Beaverton's Sexton Mountain project:
Look at all that green! Why, this puppy might be able to power 54 homes! Oh crud, SunEdison filed for bankruptcy.
A key partner with the City of Beaverton in a solar energy project at Sexton Mountain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week.
Don't you just hate when that happens?
Under the contract, the city's solar partner would operate and maintain the installed equipment while the city would would sell energy produced. At the end of the contract, expected to be 25 years, the city will have the opportunity to buy the solar panels or have them removed at the operator's expense.
Um. The city's "solar partner" is bankrupt. And isn't it interesting that every "solar contract" lasts for 25 years? Put some panels on the roof of your house; it's the same 25-year contract. It's probably purely coincidental that solar panels have a maximum lifespan of 25 years. Yep.