RIDGEFIELD, Conn., July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen Hicks, Chairman and CEO of Southridge Capital, announced that Southridge Partners II LP ("Southridge"), an institutional investor, has entered into a new equity purchase agreement with Andalay Solar, Inc.(OTCQB: WEST), based in Fremont, California.
Founded in 2001, Andalay Solar, Inc. (OTCQB: WEST) is a leading provider of innovative solar power systems. In 2007, the Company pioneered the concept of integrating the racking, wiring and grounding directly into the 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 and is expected to achieve even greater market acceptance.
The company has over 30 pending or issued patents related to solar panel installation technology. The company sells their products to solar installers, trade workers and do-it-yourself customers through distribution partnerships, its dealer network and retail outlets, such as Lowe's Home Improvement stores. Award-winning Andalay Solar Power Systems provide the best combination of safety, performance and reliability.
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About Southridge Capital: Southridge Capital is a diversified financial holding company specializing in direct investment and advisory services to small and middle market companies. Since 1996 the structured finance team has made direct investment of over $1.8 billion into growth companies globally. Our expertise lies in our ability to customize a financing plan for the prospective client and then execute on that plan without fail. For more information, visit: http://www.southridge.com.
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