I have, on numerous occasions in the past, written an article that took the form of a question to readers. I present some demonstrable facts. Then I pose the question(s), "What do you think?"
"What do you know?"
I'm "smarter" as a result of the responses I have gotten. I think others are as well.
I'm going to take this to a different level. The following questions are directed to my usual readers. They are also directed to the actors in the Solyndra story. The DOE, OMB, company execs (past and current), the equity owners, the lawyers and the MSM could chime in with an explanation. This blogger/taxpayer is seeking some clarity on the following.
There are questions of who did what to whom and when. There is an aspect to this that has not yet (to my knowledge)
been discussed in the media. (Note-I tried to make this easy to follow. It isn't. Sorry
On July 29, 2011 (just five-weeks before going bankrupt) Solyndra ("SOL"
) entered into a transaction whereby it sold both the Accounts Receivables (IOUs from panels sold
) and the Inventory (panels
) of the company ("the A/R Transaction"). Solyndra Financial ("SOLF"
) (a subsidiary of SOL) was the seller. The purchaser was a newly formed company called Solyndra Solar II LLC ("SSII"
). The following is the only information that I could find about SSII. Note that the company was organized in the Sate of Delaware one-day before the sale of significant assets of SOL.
It is clear from the limited information from the bankruptcy court that the A/R transaction took place. From the SOL, INTERIM ORDER (I) court filing: (Emphasis mine
Inventory Accounts Receivable Trust Funds. Prior to the Petition Date, Debtor Solyndra LLC (as servicer), one of its subsidiaries, Solyndra Financing LLC (as seller), Argonaut Solar LLC (as agent), and Solyndra Solar LLC (as buyer), entered into that certain Amended and Restated Purchase and Sale Agreement dated as of July 29, 2011 (the "A/R Sale Agreement"). Pursuant to the A/R Sale Agreement, Solyndra Solar LLC purchased certain of the accounts receivable resulting from the sale of the Debtors' inventory and owns and has the right to receive the proceeds of collection of such accounts receivable.