Solar panels from Sharp
Produce your own electricity from the sun
In just 1 hour, the earth gets more energy from the sun than our society consumes in a year. Make the sun your new energy supplier. A solar module, also called a PV or photovoltaic module and solar panel, converts the sun's light into electrical energy. This energy in the form of electricity can either be used directly or stored in a battery. This not only reduces electricity costs with modern solar modules, but also produces sustainable energy.
✓ Financial Independence ✓ Maximum Performance ✓ Reliable Quality
Solar power not only relieves the household budget, but also the environment because electricity produced in this way is clean and CO2-neutral. The possibilities for self-sufficiency that solar energy could provide were limited for a long time. During the day, more electricity was generated than necessary and no suitable solar power was available in the evening or at night. Homeowners were therefore only able to achieve a low level of independence from the power grid. With innovative battery solutions a high degree of independence from the power grid and long-term security of energy costs is achieved. Rising electricity prices and lower costs for solar systems —both together make the purchase of a PV system from an ecological and financial point of view now an important investment in the future. Millions of customers around the world already use Sharp's energy solutions.
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Sharp photovoltaic modules: Rely on experience, efficiency and quality
60 years of experience in solar energy
When our competitors started entering the market in the late 1990s, Sharp already had about 40 years of experience with a wide range of solar panel applications. Sharp solar panels are in operation around the globe, withstanding the most extreme conditions – from icy mountain tops to scorching deserts.
Our solar PV business is part of a corporation with a diverse portfolio that provides us with a strong financial backbone. Unlike pure solar manufacturers, we can withstand the fluctuations of the highly volatile solar markets. So you can be sure that we will be around to honor our guarantees and provide fast and reliable support for a long time to come.
Why PV modules from Sharp?
Solar companies provide potential customers with numerous product data and identifiers. But what data is important and what makes a good solar module?
A solid company
A solar system is a long-term investment, and you should be able to rely on the quality so that you are satisfied with your decision for a long time. Sharp's 100-year history and 60 years of solar technology experience give you security for your investment. More than 1 million customers worldwide rely on Sharp solar modules. If you put all modules sold together (12GW), they would encircle the world. With Sharp Energy Solutions Europe, we have also established a competence center for innovative energy solutions for the European market.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has developed a rating system for classifying solar panel manufacturers. Companies that have been considered financially viable are classified as first-class manufacturers. Sharp Electronics was included in the list of Tier 1 solar companies and it therefore represents financial stability. This in turn is an important indicator of guarantee compliance.
Excellent PV brand
EUPD Research honors PV brands for brand awareness, customer popularity and dissemination. Sharp Electronics has been one of the most important PV brands in Europe for years.
Wide range of services
The power of a solar module is the product of voltage (V) and current (A) and is measured in units of watts (W). Watt Peak (Wp) refers to the electrical power delivered by a solar module under specified standard test conditions (STC). The output of a solar system consisting of several solar modules is stated in kilowatt peak (kWp). The performance of a solar panel depends largely on the size. Sharp offers solar panels in three sizes: 48 cells, 60 cells and 72 cells. This covers a large power range from 256 to 370 Wp. The 48- or 60-cell modules are relevant primarily for households. The respective details are stated on the module data sheet.
Efficiency is the ratio of input (solar energy) to output (solar power). Normally the module efficiency is compared. But some manufacturers also advertise cell efficiency. For this reason, you should make sure that the right values are compared. Higher performance and greater efficiency are recommended, especially with limited space on the roof. Sharp currently offers the most efficient 48-cell module on the market: NQR256A
Sharp offers a 10-year product warranty and a 25-year linear performance warranty. The performance guarantee regulates the maximum reduction in performance during the lifetime. Sharp's linear performance guarantee offers a high level of planning security for your revenue compared to a staggered performance guarantee. But even the longest guarantee will not help you if the company no longer exists. Sharp has been in business for over 100 years and in the solar business for 60 years.
Robust product design
In order to ensure long life and optimum performance, your Sharp PV modules are tested under a variety of environmental conditions that often exceed regulatory requirements. This means that you will benefit from your solar modules for a long time.
The tests marked with * were carried out on all modules where this was noted on the data sheet.
- High and low temperatures
- High snow loads*
- Ammonia (in agriculture)*
- High humidity
- High wind speeds and load changes
- Salt mist (in coastal areas)*
- Strong hail (steel ball test)
- Long-term UV irradiation
Financial benefits of solar modules
The news of declining feed-in rates has given many people the impression that the production of solar energy is no longer profitable. In addition to the feed-in rates, there are other factors that make the operation of a solar system economically attractive.
For example, electricity costs from the public grid have grown rapidly in recent years. Further increases are expected. At the same time, the prices of solar systems have fallen significantly, which in turn has a positive effect on the investment costs.
This means that the costs for solar power generation have basically decreased. If by 2012, the electricity from the utility company costs less than self-generated solar power, then the ratio has since been exactly the opposite. Solar power is now cheaper than conventionally generated electricity and this financial advantage will continue to increase in the future. A separate solar system also means fundamental independence from externally determined electricity prices.
Environmental benefits of solar modules
The issue of climate and environmental protection is now deeply rooted in the collective consciousness. And for that reason, it is one of the main arguments for the generating clean energy.
A vast majority of scientists assume that CO2 emissions increase greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and consequently global warming. This increase in temperature not only endangers the stability of the global climate system, but also the food base of the world's population, the existence of settlements near the coast and the diversity of animals and plants.
Many people already rely on the completely emission-free and clean generation of electricity from one of our solar systems. In this way you—regardless of your financial situation or political affiliation—make a significant contribution to the protection of our environment and the quality of life for future generations.
Your personal contribution
Example: A 2-person household uses an average 2,500 kWh per year. When using solar power instead of conventional electricity, the following amounts of CO2 are saved:
as much as an average tree converts to oxygen every year
as much as an average vehicle emits after it has covered 8,750 kilometers