Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K


Date of report (date of earliest event reported):
January 14, 2013

Westinghouse Solar Logo
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File No.)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

1475 S. Bascom Ave. Suite 101, Campbell, California 95008
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (408) 402-9400

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Item 8.01                 Other Events.

On January 14, 2012, the board of directors of Westinghouse Solar, Inc., a Delaware corporation, (“we” or the “Company”) approved actions to further reduce our operating costs for the period through the anticipated merger closing with CBD Energy Limited (“CBD”). As a result of the decision, on January 15, 2012, the Company implemented a 12 person employee headcount reduction. No restructuring charges or severance payments were incurred.

CBD and the Company are working toward completion of the Form F-4 Registration Statement and Proxy, planned to be filed in the coming weeks with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The companies currently anticipate merger closing early in the second quarter of this year. CBD has applied for listing on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, to be effective upon consummation of the merger. CBD intends to delist from the ASX upon merger closing, subject to shareholder approval.

The Company is actively working with CBD to produce Westinghouse Solar modules at a CBD facility in Australia. The processes to obtain necessary product certifications for both U.S. and Australian distribution are currently underway and are expected to be completed during the first quarter of this year. Once the certifications are received, the Company anticipates shipping product from the new production line to customers by early in the second quarter of this year.

On December 28, 2012, the Company filed a complaint against Lennar Homes, LLC (“Lennar”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida stating claims for breach of contract under a supply agreement with the Company. As previously disclosed, Lennar had agreed to purchase solar power systems from the Company for residential housing Lennar was developing and constructing. Under the agreement, Lennar had a 600 home order commitment by March 1, 2012, with stated penalty amounts payable for any shortfall below that minimum. Through December 28, 2012, Lennar had only ordered and paid for solar power systems for 234 new homes.
Statement Regarding Additional Information That Will Become Available

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. The publication or distribution of this communication may, in some countries, be restricted by law or regulation. Accordingly, persons who come into possession of this document should inform themselves of and observe these restrictions. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, CBD, Westinghouse Solar and their respective affiliates disclaim any responsibility or liability for the violation of such restrictions by any person.

This communication is being made in respect of a proposed merger involving CBD and Westinghouse Solar. In connection with the proposed merger, CBD and Westinghouse Solar will file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a Registration Statement on Form F-4 containing a proxy statement/prospectus, and each of CBD and Westinghouse Solar may file with the SEC other documents regarding the proposed merger. CBD will provide disclosure and arrange for solicitation of the votes of its shareholders in accordance with Australian regulations. Such documents are not currently available. BEFORE MAKING AN INVESTMENT OR VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER FILED DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.

Investors and security holders may obtain a copy of the Registration Statement on Form F-4 containing a proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and all other documents filed with the SEC by CBD and Westinghouse Solar free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Investors and security holders may also obtain copies of these documents, free of charge, from Westinghouse Solar by directing a request to Westinghouse Solar, Attention: Margaret Randazzo, (408) 402-9400, or by going to Westinghouse Solar's website at www.westinghousesolar.com. Additionally, investors may obtain copies of these documents, free of charge, from CBD by going to CBD's website at www.cbdenergy.com.au/.
Participants in the Merger Solicitation
Westinghouse Solar and CBD, and their respective directors and executive officers, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed merger and related matters. Information regarding Westinghouse Solar’s directors and executive officers is contained in Westinghouse Solar’s annual report on Form 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 16, 2012, and amendment on Form 10-K/A, filed with the SEC on March 26, 2012. Information regarding CBD’s directors and executive officers is contained in CBD’s statement on Schedule 13D, filed with the SEC on January 9, 2012 (as amended to date). Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in the Registration Statement on Form F-4 containing a proxy statement/prospectus and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC (when available).  Investors can also obtain free copies of these documents from CBD and Westinghouse Solar using the contact information above.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  January 18, 2013
By: /s/ Margaret R. Randazzo
Margaret R. Randazzo,
Chief Executive Officer