Sharp and Daihen to Co-Develop Solar Inverter

April 28, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Sharp Corp. (Japan) and Daihen Corp. (Japan) have jointly developed a solar inverter for large-scale, photovoltaic, power generating systems intended for commercial users and electric utilities. Operational tests will begin in May 2003, while the products will be ready for delivery in July 2003.

As part of the collaboration, Daihen is responsible for manufacturing the solar inverters, while Sharp will launch sales of turn-key systems, including photovoltaic modules and ancillary equipment. The companies aim to export the product to the US and European market in December 2003 and January 2004, respectively.