Marlon Boarnet's blog

Marlon Boarnet, currently a Professor in UC Irvine's Dept. of Planning, Policy and Design, will join the faculty of the University of Southern California effective January 1, 2012.

Solyndra, Moneyball, and Lessons for Planning

The Los Angeles Times recently had a story about the collapse of Solyndra – the once heralded poster-child of the Obama administration’s green jobs plan.  A big part of Solyndra’s demise was due to the rapidly falling price of their competitors’ solar panels.  In 2008, the cost of solar panels was a bit over $4 for each watt generated.  Solyndr