SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Andalay Solar, Inc. ( OTCQB:WEST), a principal designer and supplier of integrated solar power systems, announced that it has commenced production of its solar modules this week in San Jose, CA, U.S.A and will begin shipping to customers next week. The modules are black-framed, 60-cell, multicrystalline, 250 watt modules.
"We're pleased and proud to introduce our first line of products produced here in our hometown of San Jose, CA," remarked Roger Pang, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "These are competitively priced and offer world class performance and reliability, along with Andalay's patented Instant Connect® technology. This technology eliminates conventional racking and offers a cleaner look, safer wire management, and faster installation."
"This is another progressive leap for Andalay Solar to offer Buy American-Act compliant solar systems. We have had a lot of demand for this product and are pleased to have brought this high performance quality product to market so quickly," said Steven Chan, President and CEO of Andalay Solar.
About Andalay Solar: ( OTCQB:WEST)
Founded in 2001, the Company is a designer and supplier of integrated solar power systems. In 2007, the Company pioneered the concept of integrating the racking, wiring and grounding directly into the DC solar panel. This revolutionary solar panel, branded "Andalay", quickly won industry acclaim. In 2009, the Company again broke new ground with the first integrated AC solar panel, reducing the number of components for a rooftop solar installation by approximately 80 percent and lowering labor costs by approximately 50 percent. This AC panel, which won the 2009 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, has become the industry's most widely installed AC solar panel. A new generation of products named "Instant Connect®" was introduced in 2012. In 2014, the Company brought back the fully integrated DC solar panels. Unlike ordinary DC solar panels, the "Instant Connect®" DC panels comes with built-in wiring which means no dangling wires to damage over time. Award-winning Andalay Solar DC or AC Powered Systems provide the best combination of safety, performance and reliability. For more information on the Company, visit www.andalaysolar.com.
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