October 20, 2011 6 a.m.
Sharp Solar this week announced two new products at the Solar Power International show in Dallas as the company adds new jobs in Clark County. The business recently relocated to Camas from Southern California.
Eric Hafter, a Sharp senior vice president who heads the company’s Solar Energy Solutions Group, said from the conference that the solar industry’s boom is reflected in the rise in attendance at the annual event. About 50,000 people are attending this year’s conference, which ends Thursday, and about 1,200 companies are represented, he said. The first Solar Power International Conference held 11 years ago attracted just 40 participating companies, he said.