has signed an agreement with Akeena Solar to manufacture Andalay
panels, Akeena’s proprietary solar panel technology. The agreement will
see Kyocera using its high efficiency solar cells in the manufacture of
Andalay solar panels for Akeena, delivering 1.6MW of panels in 2008.
“This agreement marks an important expansion of our strategy as we transition to Andalay installations in 2008,” said Barry Cinnamon, Akeena Solar CEO. ”Kyocera has been an Akeena partner since 2001 and we are pleased to add them as one of our two suppliers of Andalay panels.”
“We look forward to this next phase of our partnership with Akeena Solar,” said Steve Hill, President of Kyocera Solar, Inc. “In response to growing demand, such as Akeena’s, this partnership also leverages Kyocera’s plans to expand its annual solar module manufacturing capacity to 500MW by 2011.”
By Síle Mc Mahon