About the company
Sharp has been a prime mover for the use of photovoltaics for 50 years and has played a major role in the development of the European solar market. This solar pioneer manufactures solar cells in its Japanese factory Katsuragi, Nara prefecture, and since 2010 in Sakai, Osaka prefecture. Solar modules are being manufactured from these cells in five factories around the world. Besides three manufacturing facilities in Japan and one in Tennessee, USA, solar modules for the European market have also been manufactured in the Welsh town of Wrexham, United Kingdom since 2004. Sharp also purchases glass and silicon for cell and module manufacturing and works with its partners in the installation of solar systems. To date, Sharp has manufactured solar cells far more powerful than 2.5 gigawatts and thereby is one of the largest photovoltaic manufacturers worldwide.
Sharp environmental strategy
With its global environmental strategy Sharp has firmly established environmental protection in its corporate culture. The Sharp Super Green Strategy involves manufacturing energy-saving and power-generating products in ecologically advanced factories as well as having a responsible attitude towards recycling. An important goal of the company on course to be an Environmentally Advanced Company is to significantly reduce direct and indirect CO² emissions by operational procedures and products. Sharp has defined globally accepted environmental standards for all its factories and products, and these are continuously being revised and improved.
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