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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Solar Stocks Sector Close-Up- Akeena Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:AKNS), Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI ), XsunX, Inc. (XSNX.OB)

Solar Stocks Sector Close-Up- Akeena Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:AKNS), Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI ), XsunX, Inc. (XSNX.OB)

Solar Stocks Mostly Up In Trading

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a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector within, presents a sector close-up on solar stocks trading as of July 9, 2009 with news from Akeena Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:AKNS), Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI ), XsunX, Inc. (XSNX.OTCBB).

Solar Stocks in the News

Akeena Solar Scheduled to Report Second Quarter 2009 ResultsLOS GATOS, Calif., July 9, 2009 - Akeena Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:AKNS), a leading designer and installer of solar power systems, will announce its second quarter 2009 financial results on Thursday, July 30, 2009. The company will host a conference call on the same day at 11:00 A.M. Pacific (2:00 P.M. Eastern).
To access the call in the U.S., please dial 877-866-5534 and for international callers dial 706-634-1178 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference call. The pass code is 17769114. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and available for replay for 90 days at

Solar Company XsunX Launches News Website
XsunX, Inc. (XSNX.OTCBB) an established solar energy company, is preparing to launch its new web site providing information on the company’s recently announced expanded business plans. The company’s new web site will provide information on the development of its joint venture product manufacturing program and exciting new cross-industry thin film solar technology that XsunX has begun developing.

Ascent Solar Exceeds 10% Module Efficiency MilestoneTHORNTON, Colo.--July 8, 2009 --Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI ), a developer of state-of-the-art flexible thin-film solar modules, today announced that it has achieved its initial target module efficiency goal of 10.0% for its flexible Copper, Indium, Gallium, Selenide (CIGS) monolithically integrated modules.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has independently verified that the modules measured as high as 10.4% in conversion efficiency. The modules tested at NREL were standard 429 cm2 modules produced by the company’s 1.5MW production line that was put into commercial production in the first quarter of 2009.

Dr. Prem Nath, Sr. Vice President of Production Operations for Ascent Solar, stated, “This is a significant breakthrough in demonstrating our ability to manufacture monolithically integrated flexible CIGS modules with greater than 10% module efficiency in commercial production. Ascent’s high-volume 30MW commercial plant is scheduled to commence initial production at the beginning of 2010. Module efficiency of 10.0% is a vital element for our low-cost-per-watt manufacturing goal in high volume and will establish Ascent Solar as a leader in the production of lightweight flexible photovoltaics used for portable power and building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products.”

Solar Stocks Sector Close-Up, Trading July 9, 2009

Akeena Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:AKNS) trading up at $1.09, up 0.03 (2.83%) 11:33am
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGM: ASTI) trading up at $7.73, up 0.10 (1.31%)
Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) trading up at $10.28, up $ 0.70 (7.31%) 11:50am ET
Evergreen Solar Inc (NASDAQ:ESLR) trading up at $2.10, up $ 0.05 (2.44%) 11:48am ET
GWS Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: GWSC), Day's Range: $1.65 - $1.76
JA Solar (Nasdaq: JASO) trading up at $3.77, up 0.28 (8.02%) 11:56am ET
SunPower Corporation (NasdaqGS: SPWRA) trading up at $23.29 up 0.07 (0.30%) 11:57am ET
Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) trading up at $11.08 0.77 (7.47%) 11:58am ET
XsunX Inc: (OTCBB: XSNX) Day's Range: 0.10 - 0.1070

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