July 24, 2003[SolarAccess.com]The Solar Systems Division of Sharp Electronics Corporation is offering a comprehensive training program for licensed contractors seeking to become certified in the specification and installation of grid-connected Sharp inverters and Sunvista residential solar systems. The three-day training program combines classroom instruction with hands-on experience installing and testing solar systems on a simulated rooftop. Training books can also be used as reference manuals in the field. State licensed contractors who complete the course and pass the examination will receive formal certification for installations under warranty and can immediately work on residential grid-tie installations. Sharp is currently conducting training in Huntington Beach, California and will begin training in Mahwah, New Jersey later this summer. Training is also planned in Memphis, TN where Sharp has begun initial production of solar energy products.