Sharp Confirms Commitment To Solar In Europe
- Published: Monday, 16 September 2013 17:32
One year on from establishing its pan-European headquarters in London, Sharp Energy Solutions Europe confirms its commitment to the European solar market with an announcement that its PV factory is running at near full production (400 MW).
Peter Thiele, Executive VP at Sharp Energy Solutions Europe said: “We see continuous demand for photovoltaic modules in Europe. Our European factory, located in Wales, is operating at near maximum capacity, also supporting demand from Japan. The focus in Europe lies on the home installation market, with valuable support for installers in the residential segment. Our position as a global electronics company helped us to balance the impact of the PV market dynamics. As a result, our business has been less affected by recent market volatility compared to competitors.”
“With over 50 years experience in solar, and offering products with 25-year performance guarantees, we’re the partner of choice for installers looking for quality and reliability. We’re giving installers and homeowners peace of mind that you can and should invest in solar.”
As a European manufacturer, Sharp provides stability in a market which has been disrupted by import duty agreements and declining feed-in tariffs. Crucially for installers, Sharp provides high quality, fully guaranteed products, support, aftercare and attractive financing models for residential users.
Sharp runs a training academy and education centre at its UK factory for installers, which covers solar and LED products, system design, light planning, financing and regulations that installers should be aware of. It also offers online ordering and a Technical Support Hotline in English and German.
Installers working with Sharp also benefit from being Sharp accredited, which allows access to an exclusive financing package from local partners that can be offered in the domestic market, and an unrivalled network of support and expertise that Sharp has built over 50 years.
Peter Thiele continues, “With upcoming product expansions including LED lighting, storage and entire energy solution concepts planned for the next three years, Sharp Energy Solutions Europe will continue to grow with our installers and continue to offer homeowners access to clean, safe, limitless energy.”