4.4.2007: Meldung: Akeena Solar Expands Operations

Akeena Solar, Inc., a leading designer and installer of solar power systems, has opened a new office in Bakersfield to serve the rapidly growing demand for solar power for residential and commercial customers in California"s Central Valley. According to the California Energy Commission, the market for photovoltaic systems in Bakersfield has been experiencing an average 100 percent growth rate since 2003.

"The solar power industry continues to expand as more people embrace clean energy, and government policies encourage adoption of solar power. Simultaneously, there are more solar panels available, making it easier to meet consumer demand," said Barry Cinnamon, Chief Executive Officer of Akeena Solar.

Americans are now more concerned about their sources of energy and more attuned to environmentally friendly alternatives. Pending federal legislation is likely to drive further growth. The proposed Securing America"s Energy Independence Act extends the federal tax credits for solar power and increases them to $3.00 per watt for residential and commercial customers, as well as providing AMT relief. For example, under the proposed Act a typical 5 kilowatt residential system would now experience a tax credit increase from $2,000 to $15,000, bringing a typical payback from ten years down to five years.

"Clearly, should the Securing America"s Energy Independence Act be passed into law, it would create a significant increase in demand for solar power systems. Our new office in Bakersfield, California demonstrates our commitment to expanding our geographic footprint to handle this potential explosion in demand," said Cinnamon.

The new Akeena branch office is located at Stine Road in Bakersfield. Akeena Solar is currently servicing residential and small commercial customers in the Bakersfield area from this location. For more information on the economics of solar power, go to www.akeena.net.

About Akeena Solar, Inc

Founded in 2001, Akeena Solar"s philosophy is simple: We believe producing clean electricity directly from the sun is the right thing to do for our environment and economy. Akeena Solar has grown to become one of the largest national integrators of residential and small commercial solar power systems in the United States, serving customers directly in California, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit Akeena Solar"s website at www.akeena.net.

Contact:
Akeena Solar, Inc.
Barry Cinnamon, 888-253-3628
bcinnamon@akeena.net
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