Obtained Overseas Safety Standard certification UL (United States) and TUV (EU) for photovoltaic modules

After gaining certification from the European Union's overseas safety standards (TUV) in summer 2001, Sharp gained the American UL for production of a photovoltaic module. A certified module was released in January 2002. TUV and UL are the most prestigious standards for safety certification, and wield a strong influence not only with government offices but also among the private sector.