http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-0 ... -jobs.html
March 29 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc’s decision to halt U.S. output of solar panels may help short-circuit President Barack Obama’s plan to create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.
BP, Europe’s second-largest oil company, said March 26 that it’s stopping manufacturing at its Frederick, Maryland, solar plant and cutting 320 jobs because of high costs and declining panel prices. The announcement came seven weeks after London- based BP said the division that includes solar and wind power was losing almost $183,000 an hour.
Solar companies are ramping up manufacturing in Asia even as they take government incentive funds to hire in the U.S. Suntech Power Holdings Co., which got $2.1 million to assemble panels at a 70-worker plant in Arizona, will employ 11,000 people in China to build components. Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar Inc. plans to do 71 percent of its manufacturing hiring in Malaysia after getting $16.3 million in federal funding to hire 200 people at an Ohio plant.
There ya go Stockingfull, a clear example of bad subsidies. This has no benefit for anyone other than the countries that will be building these solar panels... using cheap energy derived from coal no doubt. It should be noted that the wind turbines are also built overseas, the "jobs" these projects create are temporary assembly jobs.