General Clark Calls for U.S. Solar Program

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Just a few miles from the shuttered Solyndra plants where 1,100 workers were laid off seven months ago, former presidential candidate General Wesley Clark called for putting the fledgling solar industry at the front of a new U.S. national economic strategy focusing on being a world leader in the production of low cost clean energy.

"This is an industry central to Americas future" but it will require government support beyond 2016 "for the technology to mature and stand on its own feet," he said, getting a standing ovation from some of the several hundred attendees at the PV America West conference here.

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