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Monday, February 14, 2011

Westinghouse Solar Selects Carmichael Lynch Spong

Akeena Solar Inc. d/b/a Westinghouse Solar (Nasdaq:WEST), the leading manufacturer of alternating-current (AC) solar panels, has selected Carmichael Lynch Spong as its public relations agency of record.

Westinghouse has been at the forefront of developing safe electrical products that bring comfort and convenience to the home for more than 100 years. Today, Westinghouse Solar manufactures the award-winning Westinghouse Solar Power System that delivers the dependability, reliability and sleek design that homeowners and small business owners require.

The company continues to expand its distribution, ending 2010 with 135 dealers in 34 states and Canada. Its products also are available through 1,700 Lowe’s home improvement stores across the U.S.

“Carmichael Lynch Spong is the best partner for Westinghouse Solar on many levels,” says Barry Cinnamon, CEO of Westinghouse Solar. “The agency’s values and strong commitment to sustainability mesh extremely well with our company philosophy. They also have extensive media relations and home and building products experience, which will serve us well in our goal to build consumer awareness.”

“Westinghouse Solar offers a highly reliable solar power system, backed by a brand consumers know and trust,” says Julie Batliner, managing director of Carmichael Lynch Spong. “Westinghouse Solar’s efforts to help consumers select a clean, renewable technology that can save them hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of the system fits well with our firm’s commitment to be the greenest agency in America.”

Carmichael Lynch Spong has earned the title as the greenest agency in America, offering a LEED-qualified work space that runs exclusively on wind-sourced power.

The firm was recently named Overall Leader in Corporate Social Responsibility Practices by PR News, a leading trade publication among communicators.