the age of photovoltaic
It's been nearly a half-century since Sharp's first reliable solar-power solution was used in a lighthouse. It's also when our vision for a clean, solar-powered world led us to develop solar systems for a broad range of applications. From satellites, telecommunications, water pumps, remote houses and safety signals, to grid-tied homes, businesses and large solar farms, Sharp has manufactured a variety of products that harvest abundant, inexhaustible solar energy — all to deliver electricity.
We believe the 21st century is the beginning of a "Photovoltaic" age, a time we've had our sights set on since we began solar research and development in 1959. For almost 50 years, Sharp has led the industry with practical, efficient, and affordable solar electric systems. Sharp systems have been installed everywhere, from the demanding environments of satellites and lighthouses to commercial and industrial buildings, and even on the most beautiful, high-tech homes. But our ultimate goal is to put a Sharp solar module everywhere in the world.
Sharp Solar Is Clean
A Sharp solar electric system generates no harmful emissions—zero. This means you can power your home with 100 percent pure sunshine that's not only clean, it's also renewable and abundant. So abundant, in fact, it's been calculated that a 100-square-mile array of solar modules in the Southwestern United States could generate enough electricity to power the entire country.