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Akeena Solar Hosts Interactive Solar Power Seminar for Wineries

Submitted by: Akeena Solar

Categories: Renewable & Alternative Energy, Events

Posted: Feb 27, 2007 – 06:12 PM EST

 

Helps Meet Growing Demand for Sustainable Business Practice

Feb. 27 /CSRwire/ - LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2007--Akeena Solar, Inc. (OTCBB:AKNS), a leading designer and installer of solar power systems, is sponsoring an interactive seminar for wineries in Napa Valley. The wine industry, as are other businesses, is increasingly embracing sustainable practices that reduce energy costs while preserving our environment. Increasing energy costs, technology advances and the recent availability of rebate and tax incentives for solar energy installations are among the reasons that are driving California wineries to install solar energy systems.

Wineries are also realizing significant savings with solar power. For example, Akeena Solar recently completed an installation for Peju Winery. The winery estimates savings over the 30-year life span of the system at approximately two million dollars. There will also be an interactive Q and A session.

The seminar will cover topics on energy efficiencies, energy audit, rebates and incentives and step-by-step solar installation process. The speakers include John Garn of Sustainable Wine Growing Alliance, Patsy Dugger of PG&E, Clay Lewis of Resource Solutions Group, Jerry Guffey of Mission Capital Fund, Isabelle Christensen of Akeena Solar and Ariana Peju of Peju Winery.

"Beginning Jan. 1, 2007, the PUC will offer performance-based incentives for solar energy systems greater than 100 kilowatts (kW) in size installed in businesses and other large facilities. For systems smaller than 100 kW, incentives for residential and small businesses will be based on each system's estimated future performance. Both mechanisms reward the selection and proper installation of high quality solar systems" said Barry Cinnamon, Chief Executive Officer of Akeena Solar. "However, energy efficiencies encompass more than solar power. We are happy to sponsor this educational solar power seminar with energy experts, to enable wineries to achieve optimal efficiencies."

Seminar Details

The seminar is being offered from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on March 1 at Peju Winery in Napa Valley. The seminar is free to winery employees and includes snacks and refreshments. Winery employees may register by calling Akeena Solar 408-395-7774 or e-mail to amonge@akeena.net. Space is limited.

About Akeena Solar, Inc.

Founded in 2001, Akeena Solar's (OTCBB:AKNS) 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.

Safe Harbor

Statements made in this release that are not historical in nature constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "plans" "will," "may," "anticipates,"believes," "should," "intends," "estimates," and other words of similar meaning. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks associated with the uncertainty of future financial results, additional financing requirements, development of new products, the effectiveness, profitability, and marketability of such products, the ability to protect proprietary information, the impact of current, pending, or future legislation and regulation on the industry, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the effect of general economic and business conditions. All forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date of this press release, and Akeena Solar assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

Copyright Business Wire 2007

For more information, please contact:

Isabelle Christensen Akeena Solar, Inc.
Phone: 888-253-3628

 

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