[31st January 2012]


On 27th January, 2012, Ambassador Benson H.O. Ogutu visited Sharp Corporation at their Head-Office and Sakai Factory.

An elaborate programme was laid out for His Excellency at Sharp’s facilities at the Green Front Sakai. The guided tour at the facilities exposed His Excellency to Sharp’s LCD Panel, Solar Cell Plant, Integrated Energy Management Center and Sharp Eco House. The Ambassador was taken through the entire production lines of LCD Panels and Solar Cell and Integrated Energy Management Center which controls total energy consumption of the entire factories. He also inspected the experimental Eco House that introduces a combination of solar power generation and normal power supply and computer managed energy control house. Production lines are fully automated and several parts are Class 10 clean rooms.

Sharp Corporation is a household name in the manufacture of home appliances, consumer electronics products, information equipment and electronic components. Sharp Corporation is also leading in cutting edge technology in solar panel production.

His Excellency later held fruitful discussions with the Representative and Executive Vice President of Sharp Mr. Toshio Adachi. Pertinent issues on solar energy generation in Kenya were discussed.

Ambassador Ogutu (3rd from left), Mr. Motohiko Hayashi, Executive Managing Officer, Sharp Corp. (3rd from right)

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