Sharp’s new frameless glass-on-glass thin film converting more sunlight into electricity. Sharp is sleek and attractive, but the appeal extends produces thin film panels with less than one percent well beyond aesthetics—by employing a state of of the silicon used in crystalline solar cells, contributing the art manufacturing process, we’ve not only to a lower cost per kilowatt hour for large-scale eliminated the frame, we’ve eliminated all the need, applications. Additionally, with a low temperature the expense and labor necessary to ground a coefficient for output power – thin film generates traditional framed panel. greater specific power than its crystalline silicon counterpart in warmer climates, this translates into as Quicker, simpler, and more cost efficient Removing the frame not only lowers the cost of much as ten percent more kilowatt-hours per kilowatt. the module, but creates a streamlined installation The next evolution of solar technology. process by eliminating time-consuming grounding Sharp’s new frameless glass-on-glass thin film is activities. The result is greater installation-ease manufactured with a robust glass layer structure which reduces installation costs while maintaining using encapsulation materials that eliminate the the same great performance. risk of photovoltaic cell deterioration. The frameless feature means less dust accumulation and therefore Building on 30 years of innovation requires less frequent cleaning and maintenance – For more than 30 years, Sharp scientists have further enhancing your bottom line. And for additional researched, invented and improved solar cells made of very thin layers of semiconductors. Our selection of benign and environmentally abundant silicon as the basic semiconductor springs from our exceptional knowledge of silicon thin films. convenience and flexibility, frameless thin film can be installed in either portrait or landscape position, whichever direction works best for your project. Sharp’s thin film technology offers reliability, long life, high efficiency and now we deliver it all without By pairing amorphous silicon with a layer of Sharp’s the frame and the associated complexity, time and proprietary microcrystalline silicon, Sharp’s thin expense that traditional framed modules demand on film panels captures more of the solar spectrum, the installation process. Innovation Sharp’s thin film technology pairs amorphous silicon with a layer of Sharp’s proprietary microcrystalline silicon to capture more of the solar spectrum and convert more sunlight into electricity. Reliability and Durability Sharp’s thin film offers superior reliability and long life—and it’s backed by our 100-year-old heritage and limited warranty on power production. “Buy American” Sharp solar modules are manufactured in the United States and Japan, and meet the content requirements of the “Buy American” clause of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). New Fixed-Tilt Ground Mount Structure by Sharp has industry-leading adjustability – 25 mm vertical, Sharp is proud to announce its new utility-scale 25 mm lateral – and can be deployed in wind ground mounting system, designed especially for zones up to 95 mph (Category C). The system was Sharp’s new frameless, glass-on-glass thin film. Our designed according to American Society of Civil new system reduces installation fees by decreasing Engineers (ASCE 07) and the International Building materials cost and streamlining labor. The system Code (IBC 2006). A commitment now, and into the future leadership and manufacturing innovation. From As a multi-billion dollar, global enterprise with a research and development, to system design, 100-year-old heritage, Sharp stands behind its products deployment and customer service, Sharp delivers the with solid warranties and an unyielding commitment products and services to help you become powerful. to quality control, manufacturing expertise, global Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Sharp is a registered trademark of Sharp Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. 11F-095 SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 5700 NW Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, WA 98607 1-800-SOLAR-06 • Email: [email protected] www.sharpusa.com/solar ©2011 Sharp Electronics corporation. All rights reserved.