Did sharp quit making solar panels?

solarvicsolarvic Solar Expert Posts: 1,053 ✭✭✭✭
 On e of my solar arrays is sharp panels. I was away from the forum a couple years and never see sharp panels for sale. There was an article in my newspaper today that some company in Taiwan bought some of sharp electronics and want to locate to the US to make cell phone screens. Their are at leasy 5 states that are trying to woo them including Pennsylvania. Solarvic

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  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Solar Expert Posts: 5,042 ✭✭✭✭
    I believe Sharp is a major player in Japan. After 2011 earthquake and tsunami they had more business than they could handle there, as the demand increased hugely, and largely quit exporting to the US... (Something like that) They also were reorganized a couple years ago. Not sure if they have any US distribution now...
    Home system 4000 watt (Evergreen) array standing, with 2 Midnite Classic Lites,  Midnite E-panel, Prosine 1800 and Exeltech 1100, 660 ah 24v ForkLift battery. Off grid for @16 of last 17 years. Assorted other systems, and to many panels in the closet to not do more...lol
  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Solar Expert Posts: 5,042 ✭✭✭✭
    Maybe they'll be looking here again soon.

    Ran across this article on the solar boom going bust in Japan;
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/11/30/business/sun-setting-japans-solar-energy-boom/#.WXa-NLpFzIU
    Home system 4000 watt (Evergreen) array standing, with 2 Midnite Classic Lites,  Midnite E-panel, Prosine 1800 and Exeltech 1100, 660 ah 24v ForkLift battery. Off grid for @16 of last 17 years. Assorted other systems, and to many panels in the closet to not do more...lol
  • solarvicsolarvic Solar Expert Posts: 1,053 ✭✭✭✭
    The name of the company is Foxconn. They think it might create 10,000 jobs in the USA.  If you Google Foxconn you can read all about it. They will be making smart phones, tablets and other things here in the good old USA. 
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