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.
“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 ,” saidPeter Thiele, Executive VP at Sharp Energy Solutions Europe.
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.