Artists Ronald Rael, left, and Virginia San Fratello stand in the SOL Grotto, their exhibit at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden in Berkeley, Calif., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. The bankrupt

 

              Artists Ronald Rael, left, and Virginia San Fratello stand in the SOL Grotto, their exhibit at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden in Berkeley, Calif., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. The bankrupt
Artists Ronald Rael, left, and Virginia San Fratello stand in the SOL Grotto, their exhibit at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden in Berkeley, Calif., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. The bankrupt solar company Solyndra has become a rallying point for conservatives who hold up the California firm as a symbol of the Obama administration's failed economic policies. Now hundreds of glass rods custom made for Solyndra solar panels have found new life as an art installation at the University of California, Berkeley. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)