Andalay Solar launches production of US-made PV modules
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Nov 17, 2014 - US firm Andalay Solar Inc (OTCQB:WEST) said Friday it had started making multicrystalline photovoltaic (PV) modules at its factory in San Jose, California, expecting first shipments this week.
Andalay Solar, which designs and supplies integrated solar power systems, said the modules are 60-cell, black-framed and have a capacity of 250 W apiece.
According to the company’s vice president of sales and marketing Roger Pang, the modules are “competitively priced and offer world class performance and reliability.” They incorporate Andalay Solar’s Instant Connect technology, which provides safer wire management and faster installation. The concept involves automated panel-to-panel mounting, grounding and wiring.
Andalay Solar has been active since 2001. Earlier this month, it reported a third-quarter net loss of USD 571,000 (EUR 456,000), narrowing from USD 1.3 million a year earlier. July-September revenues were USD 606,000, growing by 287% year-on-year and by 97% quarter-on-quarter, thanks to additional sales to new clients.
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