Monday, November 21, 2011

Kinzinger Questions Energy Secretary Chu over Solyndra Loan Guarantee

Illinois 11th Congressional Congressman Adam Kinzinger questioned Department of Energy Secretary Chu over the Solyndra Loan Guarantee:

Solyndra was awarded an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Loan through the Department of Energy.  Solyndra declared bankruptcy in the fall of 2011.  The following information about Solyndra was listed on the government website


Award NumberCF0000036Funding AgencyDepartment of Energy
Total Award Amount$535,000,000Project Location - CityFremont
Award Date09/03/2009Project Location - StateCA
Project StatusLess Than 50% CompletedProject Location - Zip945387307
Jobs Reported118.00Congressional District13
Project Location - CountryUS


Recipient Information (Loans)
Recipient NameSOLYNDRA, INC.
Recipient DUNS Number610713286
Recipient Address47700 KATO RD
Recipient CityFREMONT
Recipient StateCalifornia
Recipient Zip945387307
Recipient Congressional District13
Recipient CountryUSA
Required to Report Top 5 Highly Compensated OfficialsNo


Projects and Jobs Information
Project TitleInnovative Energy Technology
Project StatusLess Than 50% Completed
Final Project Report SubmittedNo
Project Activities DescriptionSemiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing
Quarterly Activities/Project DescriptionDevelop, construct, own and operate a thin-film solar photovoltaic manufacturing facility
Jobs Created118.00
Description of Jobs CreatedProject Managers - Manages specific projects that may be non-technical, such as vendor management. Works closely with supply-base/purchasing dept. Mechanical Engineers - Designs/develops mechanical systems for equipment build. Some will take the lead (typically senior level) as the expert in mechanical design. Mechanical Designers - Works on design projects of moderate scope, using application that will translate to equip build. Software Engineers - Responsible for the development of integrating sw programs or s/w enhancements to new equipment designs. Will also use tools to develop or trouble shoot s/w design or enhancements Automation Mechanical Engineers - Responsible for the design and enhancement of equipment utilizing robotics, hydraulic mechanisms, or other complex technologies. Automation SW Engineers/Sr. Controls Engrs - Responsible for designing power and/or controls to new equipment or enhancements. Electrical Engineers - Designs, develops, modifies and evaluates electronic parts, components or integrated circuitry for electronic equipment, or other hardware systems and/or electrical engineering applications. Determines design approaches and parameters. System Engineers - Determines system specs, process, mechanical and sw compatibility. Coordinates design of subsystems (if required) and integration of total system. Also responsible for analysis of specific situation or data which may require review. Works with other disciplines of engineering, i.e., mechanical, software or electrical engineers. Technical Staff - Work on a variety of engineering projects. Process Engineers - Works closely with process/technology managers to ensure processing techniques are followed. Will apply knowledge to data analysis and resolution. Product Development & Test Engineers - Responsible for conceptualizing new design or enhancements for current equipment design. Must test and gather data to analyze and problem solving. Manufacturing Engineers - Responsible for uptime of equipment; technical support and maintenance. May be required to record issues for resolution. Provides support for repair and process engineering issues. Manufacturing System Engineers - Works with the MES team to define and implement manufacturing floor documentation: integration, metrology, reporting, and yield. Can be the technical expert in MES, trouble-shooting and floor operations. Engineering Management - Provides overall direction, development and implementation of engineering projects. Responsible for budget and resource planning. Business Application/Programmer Analysts - Analyzes, designs, programs/codes software enhancements for current business applications. Must work closely with engineering development group to ensure output if reliable and used for continuous improvements. Facilities Managers - Manages specific projects related to facilities: fab design, office space and space planning. Tech Writer/Doc Control - Responsible for documenting new engineering standards and changes. Works with Quality to ensure systems are used and CIP practices are in place. EH&S - Responsible for the environmental health and safety practices are communicated and resources are available. Mechanical Engineer - Designs/develops mechanical systems for equipment build. Some will take the lead (typically senior level) as the expert in mechanical design. Contracts Manager - Conducts the preparation, negotiation, acceptance and management of government contracts and sub-contracts to ensure satisfaction of government specifications and requirements.


Purchaser Information
Contracting Office IDNot Reported
Contracting Office NameNot Available
Contracting Office RegionNot Available
TAS Major Program89-4576


Award Information
Award Date09/03/2009
Award NumberCF0000036
Order Number
Award TypeLoans
Funding Agency ID89
Funding Agency NameDepartment of Energy
Funding Office NameNot Available
Awarding Agency ID89
Awarding Agency NameDepartment of Energy
Amount of Award$535,000,000
Funds Invoiced/Received$21,380,155
Expenditure Amount$21,381,155
Infrastructure Expenditure Amount$0
Infrastructure Purpose and RationaleNot Reported
Infrastructure Point of Contact NameNot Reported
Infrastructure Point of Contact EmailNot Reported
Infrastructure Point of Contact PhoneNot Reported
Infrastructure Point of Contact AddressNot Reported
Infrastructure Point of Contact CityNot Reported
Infrastructure Point of Contact StateNot Reported
Infrastructure Point of Contact ZipNot Reported


Product or Service Information
Primary Activity Code334413
Activity DescriptionSemiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing


Sub-Awards Information
Sub-awards to Organizations0
Sub-award Amounts to Organizations$0
Sub-Awards to Individuals0
Sub-Award Amounts to Individuals$0
Number of Sub-awards less than $25,000/award0
Amount of Sub-awards less than $25,000/award$0
Number of payments to vendors greater than $25,0001
Total Amount of payments to vendors greater than $25,000/award$530,386
Number of payments to vendors less than $25,000/award1
Total Amount of payments to vendors less than $25,000/award$10,020


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati - Award Number CF0000036 - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati

Award NumberCF0000036
Sub-Award NumberN/A
Vendor DUNS Number089950233
Vendor HQ Zip Code + 4943041050
Vendor NameWilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati
Product and Service DescriptionLegal
Payment Amount$530,386


Location Information
Latitude, Longitude37º 28' 12", -121º 55' 44"
Congressional District13
Address 1
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