Sharp Solar US Names Soligent as Master Distributor

  Sharp Solar US Names Soligent as Master Distributor

Business Wire

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. & MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- March 5, 2013

Soligent, LLC (Soligent), the largest and most comprehensive full service
solar energy distributor in the Americas, and Sharp Manufacturing Company of
America (SMCA) today announced that Soligent has been named Master Distributor
of Sharp’s solar energy products in the United States.

Under the terms of the agreement, SMCA will supply its solar modules to
Soligent for resale to Soligent’s nationwide network of installers and
distributors. The two companies will also collaborate to support Soligent’s
installer network with certified technical product training and sales and
marketing support.

“Soligent has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Sharp, and we
are very pleased to deepen our relationship with the signing of this Master
Distribution Agreement,” said Tosh Fujioka, CEO of Soligent. “We are proud to
continue to supply high-quality solar panels from such an established and
reputable brand to a broader and growing customer base.”

Sharp began commercial solar sales in 1963. Since then, Sharp has led the
solar industry with efficient, affordable systems and powers more homes and
businesses than any other solar manufacturer in the world. SMCA began
manufacturing solar products in Memphis TN in 2003 and continues to
manufacture and support the solar market with Made in the USA products.

“Soligent and Sharp have worked together for many years. Sharp values the long
term support and commitment Soligent has shown to Sharp. We look forward to
working with Soligent and their dealers to support the growth of solar in the
United States,” said Mr. Kunio Kamimura, President, Sharp Manufacturing
Company of America.

The Master Distributor agreement extends through 2014 and is expected to
continue for an additional four years.

About Soligent, LLC

Soligent serves a growing network of thousands of solar installers and
contractors throughout the Americas, providing them with solar energy
equipment and project financing solutions. Its nationwide distribution
footprint enables Soligent to be a responsive and flexible solutions partner.
For more information, please visit www.soligent.net

About ITOCHU

With approximately 150 offices in 74 countries, ITOCHU corporation engages in
trading and import/export of various products such as textiles, machinery,
information and communications technology, aerospace, electronics, energy,
metals, minerals, chemicals, forest products, general merchandise, food,
finance, realty, insurance and logistics services, as well as business in
Japan and beyond.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp
Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment
products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy
solutions, LED lighting, and mobile communication and information tools.

Contact:

Soligent
Nadia Yavorsky, 707-992-3137
Marketing Manager
nadia.yavorsky@soligent.net
 
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