Nanosolar Solar Panel Auction for Charity Cancelled by eBay
Published on December 24, 2007 at 10:09 AM
had put their second commercially produced solar
panel up for auction on eBay. People
loved it: The eBay auction started at 99 cents and quickly reached more
than $13,000.00, and there was still more than 6 days left. At the
point where it became clear that the auction would reach thousands of
dollars, we decided it would be appropriate to use the proceeds after
the auction for a charitable purpose.
Nanosolar regrets that without warning eBay decided
to delete the auction
due to the promised charitable use of the proceeds. Their
Director of Legal tried to reinstate the auction - they suspect the
eBay rep who
cancelled it must have misread their policies geared towards charities
- but without success. Upon review Nanosolar
decided this isn’t a battle they wished to fight for more
afternoon, so it’s back to building cells and panels.
Nanosolar wishes to thank everyone for participating in our
and most importantly: HAPPY HOLIDAYS.