First Solar’s $3.1 billion in DOE loan guarantees created mostly overseas jobs [VIDEO]

Vince Coglianese Editorial Director
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The chairman of First Solar, speaking to a House subcommittee on Wednesday, admitted that his taxpayer-backed company has created more jobs overseas than it has within the United States.

The Republican Party and the Weekly Standard flagged the admission from an exchange this morning between California Rep. Darrell Issa and First Solar’s Mike Ahearn.

“In sheer numbers — sheer numbers, most of our full-time [workers] are outside the U.S.,” Ahearn said.

First Solar has received approximately $3.1 billion in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy for three separate projects.

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