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Sharp Electronics Corporation's Energy Systems and Services Group (Sharp) has launched the SmartStorage® behind-the-meter energy storage system, a unique energy storage solution designed to reduce expensive peak demand charges for commercial and industrial buildings. Backed by Sharp's history of more than 100 years of product innovation and excellence and another ~50 years in solar, Sharp's confidence in its product is reflected in its innovative, industry-first 10-year performance guarantee provided with the 10-year operations and maintenance service agreement, an option available for all SmartStorage® system installations.

Sharp is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value, and design. We invite you to find out more about us, the value we place upon Corporate Social Responsibility, our on-going commitment to strong business ethics, and the numerous awards won by our innovative products.

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Carl Mansfield is General Manager and Founder of Sharp Electronics Corporation's Energy Systems and Services Group (ESSG), which focuses on developing innovative energy management and energy storage products for the U.S. market. Mr. Mansfield is the driving force behind the development and business roll-out of Sharp's SmartStorage® energy management product and has served as General Manager of ESSG since its formation in the spring of 2014.

Mr. Mansfield has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, with an emphasis on communications, information technology and control systems. Prior to founding ESSG, Mr. Mansfield spent eight years developing new business opportunities for Sharp, leveraging innovative technologies and business models to create new products and services. He joined Sharp in 1998 as Manager, Sharp Laboratories of America. In 2004, he was named Senior Manager of Home Networking Technologies, where he successfully led development of system and intellectual property for a powerline carrier communications system, and oversaw the successful license and royalty agreements for several patents. He has also served as Sharp's representative on the Board of Directors for HomePlug and WiMedia.

He holds a Master of Science in Telecomms Engineering degree from the University of London and an MA in Physics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Kirk Stokes has been Sales Director for Sharp Electronics' newly-formed business unit, Energy Systems and Services Group (ESSG), since the Group's formation in spring of 2014. In this role, Mr. Stokes is responsible for developing and implementing regional and national sales and marketing strategies for the rapid introduction and sales growth of ESSG's newly-launched SmartStorage® energy management system and service throughout the U.S. He originally joined Sharp Electronics Corporation in 2012 to help develop and commercialize a PV/battery hybrid power system applicable for grid-tied markets today and future micro-grid markets.

With more than 20 years of experience as a PV energy services industry business executive and entrepreneur, Mr. Stokes has developed a unique combination of product and business development experience and knowledge.

Mr. Stokes received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University and his Master's degree, also in mechanical engineering, from Colorado State University.

Daniel Park is the Director of Engineering of Sharp Electronics Corporation's Energy Systems and Services Group (EESG). Mr. Park has been with Sharp Electronics for more than 12 years and has worked in the Homeplug Alliance division of Sharp previously. In his role as director of engineering of ESSG, Mr. Park leads the engineering team in the development of the SmartStorage® product.

Mr. Park has more than 30 years engineering experience and has brought several products from concept to production. He has worked in various engineering roles in the communications industries in system design. While at Sharp, he was an officer and major technical contributor of the Homeplug Alliance and he was integral in the development of the Homeplug Powerline Communications specification.

Mr. Park received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Oregon State University.