As a pioneering solar specialist, Sharp’s research and development has paved the way for groundbreaking progress in solar technology time and again. Sharp is the world leader in solar cell production, with a production capacity of 400 megawatts in 2005. Whether in satellites, lighthouses, industrial applications, public buildings or apartment blocks, their solar cells provide power everywhere. Every fourth photovoltaic module installed in the world is produced by Sharp. In this way, Sharp makes a significant contribution to successfully establishing solar energy world-wide.
46 years of Sharp Solar
Sharp has been working on solar energy for industrial use since 1959. A strong sense of responsibility for the environment makes Sharp a global driving force in the research and development of photovoltaics. At the same time, Sharp is striving to become a "zero global warming impact company" – saving just as much greenhouse gas emissions as the company produces worldwide.