SAN JOSE, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Andalay Solar, Inc. (WEST), the leading designer and manufacturer of integrated solar power systems, is adding American made solar modules to its many advantages over ordinary systems with a strong commitment to US manufacturing and job creation.
The solar modules will be manufactured in San Jose, California and offer world class performance and reliability. They are a perfect complement to Andalay's patented Instant Connect™ technology that eliminates conventional racking and offers a more beautiful installation, safer wire management and faster installation.
"This is a progressive leap for Andalay," says Steve Chan, CEO of Andalay Solar. "The majority of our customers are in the US, and we are excited to meet the growing American preference for USA made products by including fully tested and high quality solar modules as part of our systems and eliminate the tariff uncertainty in the market and associated costs."
The panels will be available starting in September of this year and will be readily available to solar dealers and DIY end-users through Lowe's and Amazon at that time. Interested solar dealer customers may begin placing direct orders to Andalay for these Andalay systems with the American made panels now.
About Andalay Solar: (OTCQB:WEST)
Founded in 2001, the Company is a designer and manufacturer of integrated solar power systems. The Company has been a pioneer in the concept of integrating the racking, wiring and grounding directly into a solar panel. The Company's AC solar panel reduces the number of components for a rooftop solar installation by approximately 80% and lowers labor costs by approximately 50%. This AC panel, which won the 2009 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, has become the industry's most widely installed AC solar panel. The Company currently sells its new generation "Instant Connect®" products in both AC and DC format which provide the best combination of safety, performance and reliability. For more information on the Company, visit www.andalaysolar.com.
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