To match Special Report USA-PREND/

 
To match Special Report USA-PREND/
A sign shows the logo of Evergreen Solar's factory, which is closed, in Devens, Massachusetts, in this picture taken October 11, 2011. David Prend (not pictured) is one of the most respected investors in green technology ? but even he picks some losers. Like the Department of Energy, Prend thought Solyndra, an innovative solar company, was a good bet. Even some of RockPort?s early successes, such as solar cell maker Evergreen Solar, have recently succumbed to competition from Asia. The company, in which RockPort invested $2.3 million in a 2003 private placement, according to data from Thomson Reuters, filed for Chapter 11 protection three weeks before Solyndra did, although it had shifted its own production to China earlier this year to compete. Picture taken October 11, 2011. To match Special Report USA-PREND/ REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY POLITICS LOGO)