Sharp and Namaste Electric Deliver Sharp Solar Arrays to Colorado's Innovative Nyland Community

Planned Cohousing Neighborhood Uses Clean Solar Power to Meet More Than 50 Percent of Its Electrical Needs

Sharp and Namaste Solar Electric Deliver Sharp Solar Arrays to Colorado's Innovative Nyland Community



HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. and BOULDER, CO. -- Sharp, the world's leading
provider of solar electric solutions, is collaborating with Namaste Solar
Electric to bring solar power to Colorado's Nyland neighborhood. Nyland, in
Lafayette, Colorado, was built in 1990 as one of the first cohousing
communities in the country. Namaste Solar will install 23 Sharp
OnEnergy'solar systems in the community by the end of 2007 - 22 on homes,
and one on the community-owned and operated Wood Shop.

Sharp's OnEnergy solar electric system blends seamlessly into existing
building designs. It uses a simplified, flexible mounting system - available
only from Sharp - to make installation faster, easier and more
cost-effective.

"The Nyland community's commitment to solar demonstrates true environmental
stewardship that can be emulated by communities across the country," said
Ron Kenedi, vice president of Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group. "This
commitment to solar is great for the Nyland community, great for the
environment, and great for the state of Colorado. By harvesting Colorado's
abundant sunlight and adding solar power to their homes and common
buildings, Nyland residents are realizing tremendous savings on their
utility bills, while staying true to their values."

Nyland is a cohousing community of 42 private homes, built by Wonderland
Hill Development Company, located in a rural setting six miles outside of
Boulder, Colorado with an expansive view of the Rocky Mountains. There are
approximately 135 resident members with varied backgrounds, careers, ages
and views that share meals, meetings, workshops and miscellaneous events at
the common house, a centerpiece of the neighborhood.

"Wonderland Hill is proud that our Nyland homeowners have decided to add
clean, reliable solar power," said Jim Leach, president of Wonderland Hill
Development Company. "Making smart use of renewable energy on homes and
common structures is yet another way to enhance this successful, sustainable
community."

Namaste Solar Electric is a values-based, employee owned solar electric
company dedicated to the betterment of the planet by bringing clean,
reliable, and affordable renewable energy technologies to homes, businesses
and nonprofits throughout the Front Range. Integrating both holistic and
traditional business methods, Namaste Solar is currently the #1 solar
electric company in Colorado*. With more than 350 solar electric systems
installed since 2005, Namaste Solar's work will offset more than 4100 tons
of CO2.

"We're thrilled to have deployed solar arrays in this creative neighborhood
that has integrated an environmental ethic and sustainable solutions into
its design and construction," said Namaste Solar co-owner Blake Jones.
"Nyland is a wonderful cohousing community that effectively works solar into
its collective environmental consciousness," added Stephen Kane, co-owner of
Namaste Solar.

Sharp's Solar Energy Solutions Group, based in Huntington Beach, California,
is a unit of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Sharp
Corporation, Osaka, Japan. Sharp is the world market leader in solar cell
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.

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®,
IMAGER' digital multifunctional systems, and Notevision® multimedia
projectors. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at
www.sharpusa.com

*Based on Xcel Energy's reports to the PUC


Contact Susan DeVico (510) 339-1527

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