This roll out may be faster than region by region if Loews makes these panels available online with an option to take delivery at the buyer's local Loews store, like some other merchandise sales at Loews.
Folks please be careful of hype. I bought some shares and would love for all of this to happen.
So far I do not see where Lowes has made any announcements about putting these on their roof tops or about offering them via the net. Both would be nice and both are plausible but I do not see where either has happened.
Not only has it been news for some time, but also I found at Loews online, you can select (contact us) and select as an investor receiving email(financial news), and specify your subject that you want news for, such as (Andalay solar panels available online). As a DIYer, that is exactly what I am on the watch for since I don't live in CA.