updated 2/11/2011 8:16:53 AM ET 2011-02-11T13:16:53

CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akeena Solar, Inc. d/b/a Westinghouse Solar, (Nasdaq:WEST), a leading manufacturer and distributor of solar power systems, today announced that Barry Cinnamon, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Jefferies 11th Global Clean Technology Conference in New York City. Mr. Cinnamon will give a corporate update at 4:00 p.m. (ET), on February 24, 2011. The conference will be held February 23-24, 2011 in New York City. Westinghouse Solar management will be available during the day on February 24 for one-on-one meetings. Please contact your Jefferies representative to schedule a meeting with the Company.

Investors and other interested parties may access the live presentation at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/jeff54/west/.

About Akeena Solar, Inc. d/b/a Westinghouse Solar (Nasdaq:WEST)

Westinghouse Solar is a manufacturer and distributor of solar power systems.  Award winning Westinghouse Solar Power Systems provide a leading combination of safety, performance and reliability, while backed by the proven quality of the Westinghouse name. For more information on Westinghouse Solar, visit www.westinghousesolar.com.

The Westinghouse Solar logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7801

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Statements made in this release that are not historical in nature, including those related to future revenue, revenue growth, operating expense rates and cost reductions, and product offerings in future periods, 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," "projects," "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 our 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 inherent uncertainty of future financial results, additional capital financing requirements, development of new products by us or our competitors, the effectiveness, profitability, and marketability of such products, our ability to protect proprietary rights and information, the impact of current, pending, or future legislation, regulation and incentive programs on the solar power industry, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, our ability to identify and successfully acquire and grow distribution customers, and 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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CONTACT: Westinghouse Solar
         Barry Cinnamon, Chief Executive Officer
         (408) 402-9400
         bcinnamon@westinghousesolar.com
         
         Investor Relations Contact:
         Genesis Select
         Matthew Selinger, Partner
         (303) 415-0200
         mselinger@genesisselect.com

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