Sharp Solar US Names Soligent as Master Distributor

SMCA will supply its solar modules to Soligent for resale to Soligent's nationwide network of installers and distributors.

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. & MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Soligent, LLC (Soligent), the largest and most comprehensive full service solar energy distributor in the Americas, and Sharp Manufacturing Company of America (SMCA) today announced that Soligent has been named Master Distributor of Sharp's solar energy products in the United States.

Under the terms of the agreement, SMCA will supply its solar modules to Soligent for resale to Soligent's nationwide network of installers and distributors. The two companies will also collaborate to support Soligent's installer network with certified technical product training and sales and marketing support.

"Soligent has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Sharp, and we are very pleased to deepen our relationship with the signing of this Master Distribution Agreement," said Tosh Fujioka, CEO of Soligent. "We are proud to continue to supply high-quality solar panels from such an established and reputable brand to a broader and growing customer base."

Sharp began commercial solar sales in 1963. Since then, Sharp has led the solar industry with efficient, affordable systems and powers more homes and businesses than any other solar manufacturer in the world. SMCA began manufacturing solar products in Memphis TN in 2003 and continues to manufacture and support the solar market with Made in the USA products.

"Soligent and Sharp have worked together for many years. Sharp values the long term support and commitment Soligent has shown to Sharp. We look forward to working with Soligent and their dealers to support the growth of solar in the United States," said Mr. Kunio Kamimura, President, Sharp Manufacturing Company of America.

The Master Distributor agreement extends through 2014 and is expected to continue for an additional four years.

About Soligent, LLC

Soligent serves a growing network of thousands of solar installers and contractors throughout the Americas, providing them with solar energy equipment and project financing solutions. Its nationwide distribution footprint enables Soligent to be a responsive and flexible solutions partner. For more information, please visit


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About Sharp Electronics Corporation

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, LED lighting, and mobile communication and information tools.

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