California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Akeena Solar, Inc. and Kyocera Solar, Inc. have announced a strategic partnership to manufacture Andalay solar panels. Under the agreement Kyocera will manufacture Andalay solar panels using its solar cells and will deliver 1.6 megawatts (MW) of panels to Akeena during 2008.
Kyocera has also been named Akeena’s preferred supplier for its commercial business. Andalay is the brand name for Akeena Solar’s proprietary solar panel technology. Andalay panels feature built-in racking, wiring and grounding.
“We look forward to this next phase of our partnership with Akeena Solar. The Andalay solution is a distinctive approach for delivering high performance solar solutions that will be powered by Kyocera’s innovative cell technology,” 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 500 MW by 2011.”