Who Wants to Buy Solyndra’s Used CIGS Factory?

Solyndra’s asset story is reaching its final chapters — although its political story might still have some legs.

Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate services and investment management firm, has been selected by Solyndra to sell the bankrupt and beleaguered solar panel manufacturer’s headquarters in Fremont, California. This arrangement has been approved by the bankruptcy court in charge of Solyndra’s bankruptcy case.

Here’s what you get:

  • A 450,000-square-foot facility with 280,000 square feet of manufacturing on a 30-acre parcel completed in 2010.
  • The 280,000-square-foot manufacturing floor is rated as a Class 100,000 clean room.
  • The property includes plans for a 200,000+-square-foot expansion facility.
  • The building exceeds California seismic standards.
  • The site has a 21-kilovolt electrical service backed up by two megawatt-capacity diesel generators.
  • The building’s roof comes with a 1.2-megawatt solar installation (no guarantee on the panels, though).

“This is a unique opportunity for a manufacturer or other user to acquire a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Silicon Valley,” Bart Lammersen, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Palo Alto office, said in a statement.

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