SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION'S SOLAR MANUFACTURING PLANT IN MEMPHIS, TN TO HOST U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SECRETARY DR. STEVEN CHU
Charged with helping implement President Obama's ambitious agenda to invest in clean energy, Secretary highlights Sharp Solar Success Story
MEMPHIS, TN, January 26, 2011 -- Sharp Electronics Corporation will host Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu
tomorrow during a visit to the company’s solar
manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tennessee. The Secretary is charged with helping implement President Obama's ambitious agenda to
invest in clean energy, reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil, address the global climate crisis, and create millions of new jobs.
“We are honored to welcome Secretary Chu to Sharp’s solar
panel manufacturing plant in Tennessee,” said Kozo Takahashi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sharp Electronics
Corporation. “Sharp has seen strong growth in demand for solar electricity and in turn we have
steadily increased output and job creation, making our factory a perfect venue to amplify President Obama’s top renewable energy
priorities for the country.”
While at Sharp’s facility, Secretary Chu will tour Sharp’s solar
panel manufacturing operation and will further discuss the energy initiatives President Obama laid out in his State of the Union
Address on January 25. In his address, the President called for 80 percent of America’s electricity to come from clean energy sources
Sharp Manufacturing Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, manufactures the solar modules that power
thousands of residential, governmental, commercial and utility-scale solar electricity systems throughout the United States. Since coming
online in 2003, the solar facility’s production capacity has increased tremendously, and its manufacturing staff has tripled to nearly 450
people. Sharp is a leader in the U.S. solar industry and its roster of notable commercial solar installations
includes Tennessee’s 2 largest solar energy generation
facilities in Jackson and Knoxville.
Sharp Corporation is based in Osaka, Japan, and is a world market leader in solar cell production, and offers PV modules for home and
business applications. Further information on Sharp’s commitment to solar energy and its product line at 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, LED lighting and mobile
communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Quattron™ LCD televisions and
3DTVs, SharpVision® projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens,
Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers. For more information visit
Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com.
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