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Solyndra, a California-based solar-panel manufacturing firm, received the Energy Department's first energy guarantee loan for $532 million. The company filed for bankruptcy in August.

As it scrambled to save the flagship company of the Obama administration's green energy program, the Energy Department ignored repeated warnings from top Treasury Department officials that it was not following guidelines in refinancing Solyndra's half-billion dollar federal loan, a Congressional hearing Friday revealed. Read more»

Solyndra's CEO Brian Harrison and Chief Financial Officer Bill Stover invoke the Fifth Amendment before a Congressional committee on Friday about how the company a blew through $535 million in taxpayer money after they were given a guaranteed federal loan.

The two top executives of the bankrupt solar power company Solyndra sat stone-faced before a Congressional committee Friday and invoked their Fifth Amendment right, rather than explain how they blew through $535 million in taxpayer money. Read more»

Two executives from the bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to answer questions at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Friday, The Washington Post reports. Read more»

Solar panel manufacturer Solyndra received a $535 million under a federal loan guarantee program. The company, which has since gone bankrupt and shut down operations, is under investigation by the FBI about whether it knowingly deceived the government for the money.

So what's the situation with Solyndra, who's the focus of the investigations, and how big a deal is this storyline? ProPublica sorts through what it does — and doesn't — mean. Read more»