Achieved the industry's highest* conversion efficiency for a polycrystalline photovoltaic module, 14.4%

Sharp achieved the industry's highest* module conversion efficiency, 14.4% . At the same time, we began sales of a total of five 2008 models for residential use in Japan, such as the ND-191AV for gabled and deck roofs -- a polycrystalline photovoltaic module with improved wind pressure resistance, which can boost roof installation capacity by about 1.5 times, on the average, compared with conventional systems (Sharp's previous ND-153AU).