The Solar Systems Division of Sharp Electronics Corp., Huntington Beach, Calif., is offering a comprehensive training program for licensed contractors seeking to become certified in the specification and installation of grid-connected Sharp inverters and Sunvista residential solar systems. With an estimated 24-percent share, Sharp is a leading manufacturer of solar energy. Sharp Electronics Corp., is based in Mahwah, N.J., and is the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corp., Osaka, Japan.
The three-day training program combines classroom instruction with hands-on experience installing and testing solar systems on a simulated rooftop. Training books can also be used as reference manuals in the field. State-licensed contractors who complete the course and pass the examination will receive formal certification for installations under warranty and can immediately work on residential grid-tie installations. Information on the training program can be obtained by logging on to www.sharp-usa.com/solar.