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Akeena Solar Powers Sunset Magazine 2007 Celebration Idea House

Submitted by: Akeena Solar

Categories: Renewable & Alternative Energy, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: May 17, 2007 – 12:30 PM EST


Summer Retreat Home Showcases Scope and Value of Conservation

May 17 /CSRwire/ - LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2007--Solar power provides such a compelling proposition to homeowners that Akeena Solar, Inc. (OTCBB:AKNS), one of the largest solar installers in the country, has been asked to install a solar power system in Sunset Magazine's 2007 Celebration Idea House to handle the house's entire electricity needs, indoors and out.

"Sunset's Idea Houses are known throughout the country for identifying and showcasing the most popular and innovative products," said Barry Cinnamon, chief executive officer of Akeena Solar. "Sunset also has a tradition of being environmentally conscious, which makes solar power a natural choice."

This year's house, a multi-structure "Summer Retreat home,"
emphasizes conservation. The energy efficient solar panels installed by Akeena provide all the power for the home, including all appliances, electrical outlets, and indoor and outdoor lighting.

The idea house is open to the public for the magazine's 10th Annual Celebration Weekend, May 19th through 20th, 2007, in Menlo Park, California. For more information on the open house, please visit http://www.sunset.com/sunset/home/article/0,20633,1609905,00.html.

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 http://www.akeena.net.

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"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.


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For more information, please contact:

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


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