Sharp to Close European Operations; Licenses Brand to UMC of Slovakia

3,000 Sharp European Employees to be Cut Sharp Corp. said late last week that it has reached an agreement with Universal Media Corp. of Slovakia to license its brand and market Sharp branded products in Europe. As part of this … Continue reading

Sharp Ends Production of Solar Panels at Tennessee Factory – 300 to Lose Their Jobs

Sharp Corporation announced that it has decided to end production of solar panels at its factory in Memphis, Tennessee, the Nikkei reported today. As a result, 300 jobs will be eliminated at the facility. See more on this unexpected announcement … Continue reading

Homebuilders Report the Next Great Home Add-On is Solar Panels Built-In – To the Roof & the Mortgage

Granite countertops – at one time considered an amenity – are now considered a standard option for most folks building new homes. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that the next granite countertops – is solar panels. How hot are solar panels? … Continue reading

Japan Moves to Set Worldwide Standard for Residential Energy Storage

At last month’s CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis, we learned about – and reported on – a new venture by industry stalwart Joe Piccirilli to sell a residential energy storage hub under the Rosewater Energy Group brand. Their hub uses rechargeable … Continue reading