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Nanosolar Solar Panel Auction for Charity Cancelled by eBay

Published on December 24, 2007 at 10:09 AM

Nanosolar 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 than an afternoon, so it’s back to building cells and panels. Nanosolar wishes to thank everyone for participating in our auction; and most importantly: HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

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