The story of Solyndra opens up a full dabate. The U.S., where the Median income is $49,650 or so, should be able to create many many jobs, applying the mass-production techniques for which it is famous.
One commentator said the 3545 (easy to rmember, 35-45) jobs created at Solyndra meant each job cost $644,000. That of course is a lot of money per job; but it did not cost that much per job surely? Those were the total inclusive costs of setting up the production facilties. So I hope there still is hope to salvage something from it.
If they find the solar panels produced in China are much cheaper, then an experiment should be tried to see what is the cheapest they can be produced in USA. Not by robots, but by humans. They should try and create jobs for the people.
Solar energy is the tech of the future, the immediate near future.
I believe a study was done in the 1970s in New Jersey to test solar panels. Much must have been learned from that.
I believe something should be done in the whole of the Western world, to try and reduce labour costs, and create more jobs for humans, not robots. That approach will have to be adopted eventually, I would respectfully suggest.