|[July 09, 2007]
Sharp Solar Electricity System Installed at San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- In advance of the All-Star Game, a Sharp solar electricity system was unveiled this week at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park. 590 solar panels from Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan, were used for the solar electricity system, which is the first to be installed in a Major League Baseball stadium. The solar initiative is part of the team's overarching goals of energy efficiency and conservation, and part of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's commitment to exploring innovative solutions to increase the amount of renewable energy that it brings to the communities it serves.
"California is the third-largest solar market in the world and has long been a leader in the adoption of solar energy in the U.S. The Giants have taken a pioneering step in promoting solar electricity to California residents by making it an integral part of the baseball experience," said Ron Kenedi, vice president, Solar Energy Solutions Group, Sharp. "As the U.S. market leader, we are happy to assist the Giants and PG&E in showcasing the positive benefits of solar electricity to consumers through one of America's favorite pastimes."
The Sharp panels are used in installations in three areas of the ballpark - located on the Port Walk along McCovey Cove, on the newly erected canopy over the Willie Mays pedestrian ramp and on the roof of the Giants Building. Together they will generate 120 kilowatts (kW) of clean electricity that will be fed back into the grid serving PG&E's customers throughout northern and central California. The size of the entire array is equivalent to approximately 40 residential solar systems.
Sharp is the world market leader in solar panel production, and offers both standard and integrated roof modules for home applications. Sharp also is the U.S. market leader and maintains solar panel assembly operations at its manufacturing facility in Memphis, TN. The solar manufacturing facility assembles a variety of panels for residential and commercial installations.
Further information on Sharp's commitment to solar energy, its product line, and the ways in which Sharp makes it easy to go solar is available online at www.solar.sharpusa.com, and the "Hello Sunshine" campaign website is www.hellosunshineCA.com.
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS(R) Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit(TM) digital audio products, SharpVision(R) projection products, Insight(R) Microwave Drawers(R), and Notevision(R) multimedia projectors. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com.
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