California Community Equipped With Sharp Solar


Sharp has designed and provided the solar electricity systems for all of the residences in Clarum Homes' new Hamilton Park community in Menlo Park, Calif., near Stanford University. These new homes feature the Sharp OnEnergy solar systems as standard features.

"A solar electricity system adds tremendous value to the homes we build," says John Suppes, president of Clarum Homes and Byldan Corp." By providing homeowners with attractive solar systems that generate electricity right on their rooftops and incorporating other energy efficiency features, we're enabling them to save 50 percent or more on their utility bills."

Sharp's OnEnergy solar system is designed to make system installation simpler, more cost-effective and more aesthetically pleasing. It features all the necessary components for emissions- and maintenance-free operation, including a meter that allows
homeowners to monitor system performance. OnEnergy eliminates the need for separate module-to-module grounding throughout the entire array, and its anodized aluminum frames and skirts assure the system is long-lasting, the company says.

Additionally, OnEnergy's internet-based CAD software enables installers to design, customize, confirm and then simply click to order their solar power system. Any excess electricity generated goes back into the utility grid ­ thereby spinning the meter backward and accruing credit on the homeowner's utility bill.

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