Sharp Introduces New OnEnergy Solar System at Solar Power 2007

Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group, the leading provider of solar electric solutions, today introduced its breakthrough OnEnergyTM solar system.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 25, 2007 - Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group, the U.S. solar arm of Sharp Corporation, the world's leading provider of solar electric solutions, today introduced its breakthrough OnEnergyTM solar system, which uses UL-listed integrated grounding designed to make system installation simpler and more cost-effective.


"We wanted to provide Sharp integrators, installers and other customers with the most streamlined solar system available - one that is visually appealing and easier to install," said Ron Kenedi, vice president, Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group. "The OnEnergy Solar System delivers the ease, aesthetics and simplicity that our customers value. Sharp is committed to delivering high quality, innovative, easy-to-install PV products that help accelerate the wider deployment of solar electricity."

Sharp's OnEnergy solar system features UL-listed, rail-by-rail integrated grounding, eliminating the need for connecting a ground wire from module to module throughout the entire array. This feature reduces the most labor-intensive aspects of installing a solar photovoltaic system. OnEnergy solar systems offer pre-cut, pre-drilled racks, fewer rails and mounting hardware - and require less ground lugs and copper wiring. Every component can be easily assembled, using one socket for roof lags and another socket for bolts, reducing overall system costs by cutting installation time.
A Complete Solution
Sharp's OnEnergy solar system is more than just intelligently designed hardware - it's an intelligently designed system. Using internet-based CAD (computer aided design) software, installers can design, customize, confirm and then simply click to order their solar power system. These technological breakthroughs will help installers deploy systems more rapidly and efficiently.

Sharp is the world's leading solar manufacturer. Since 2002, Sharp has shipped more than 200 MW of solar modules for solar arrays throughout the U.S. The OnEnergy solar system is the latest in a series of innovations that Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group consistently delivers to its customers. The company's longstanding commitment to quality photovoltaic products and performance has made it the global leader in the solar market.

Huntington Beach-based Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group is the lead (Terawatt level) sponsor of Solar Power 2007, America's largest solar energy conference and expo, taking place September 24-27 in Long Beach, California at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Sharp's Ron Kenedi will be speaking at the CEO Panel on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 8:30 A.M. in the Grand Ballroom.

Sharp's Solar Energy Solutions Group is a unit of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan. Sharp is the world market leader in solar panel production, and offers both standard and integrated roof modules for home applications. Sharp also is the U.S. market leader and maintains solar panel assembly operations at its manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tennessee. The solar manufacturing facility assembles a variety of panels for residential and commercial installations.

Further information on Sharp's commitment to solar energy, its product line and the ways in which Sharp makes it easy to go solar is available online at www.solar.sharpusa.com.

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Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit' digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Insight® Microwave Drawers®, and Notevision® multimedia projectors. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com

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