Sharp produces its two millionth solar panel

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Since coming online in 2003, the company says its facility’s production capacity has increased tremendously, and its manufacturing staff has tripled. The solar manufacturing facility assembles a variety of panels for residential and commercial installations.

"Sharp is very proud to reach a milestone of this magnitude. Having the two millionth panel roll off of the production lines is a testament to the growing demand for solar electricity, and our steadfast dedication to growing the solar electricity market," said Mr. Kozo Takahashi, CEO and chairman, Sharp Electronics Corporation. "This is a tremendous achievement for Sharp and the entire clean tech sector."

The company says its Memphis facility has produced enough solar modules to fully power more than 65,000 total average-sized homes, with clean, renewable solar energy. This saves, it explains, nearly 12 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

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