Technology is key to solar success

Only time will tell how Twin Creeks and Stion hold up as Mississippians have bet nearly $400 million on green energy companies

With the continued controversy over the Obama administration’s support for the now-bankrupt Solyndra, which came weeks after the collapse of Spectrawatt and Evergreen Solar, the renewable energy industry is eagerly watching to see how other U.S. solar manufacturers will fare.

Gov. Barbour has branded Mississippi as a green energy leader, and two companies he helped recruit to the state — Twin Creeks Technologies and Stion — have finished the first phase of their plant buildings, hired some employees and are preparing for commercial production.

In today’s global marketplace the success of solar companies in Mississippi and elsewhere depends on…

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