Sharp to sell solar power systems applicable to various roofs

Mar 03, 2009 Kyodo News International

Sharp Corp. said Tuesday it will release a home-use solar power generation system in April that can be installed on a wide range of roof shapes with various roof surface areas.

The system has adopted a "Roofit Design" system that enables efficient installation of photovoltaic modules even on small roofs and on roofs with complex shapes, where installation has been difficult with conventional systems, Sharp said.

Among its features, the new device boosts installed system output by an average 24 percent in comparison with Sharp's predecessor model, it said.

Sharp expects the market for residential solar power generation systems to grow greatly in Japan under a government subsidiary program reintroduced in January.

The Osaka-based company will start selling its new system in Tokyo in April when the Tokyo metropolitan government is due to introduce its own subsidy program.

Sharp will offer two types of the new system -- JH-S9L11 and JH-L9L12 with rated power outputs of 2.5 and 3.5 kilowatts, respectively, at suggested retail prices of 247,800 and 313,950 yen.

Monthly production of the JH-S9L11 and JH-L9L12 is projected at 300 and 150 units, respectively.

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corvair64
not rated yet Mar 03, 2009
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When will these be available in the US?
3200 USD for 3.5 kW is freakin' cheap by current standards!
General_Haberdashery
not rated yet Mar 03, 2009
The top link in Google has .224 kW for $1000.

Something is strange here, this actually seems cost effective.

*researches*
General_Haberdashery
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Soylent
not rated yet Mar 04, 2009
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When will these be available in the US?
3200 USD for 3.5 kW is freakin' cheap by current standards!


Solar panels are sold seperately. It's compatible with Compatible photovoltaic modules include models ND-160AV, ND-114CV, ND-061LV and ND-061RV.
Soylent
not rated yet Mar 04, 2009
Well, that second sentence in my post is garbled due to a copy paste error and it's too late to fix it now.