Sharp 26V-inch Low Power Consumption LCD TV can run from a solar module!
During the Hokkaido Toyako Summit (July 7-9, 2008), Sharp will exhibit its environmentally conscious products and advanced environmental technologies, specifically, LCD TVs and solar cells and modules. One of the exhibit is the 26V-inch Low Power Consumption LCD TV (Prototype) which approximately uses one-fourth power of a 28-inch CRT TV having nearly the same screen area. Even compared to existing LCD TVs, the low power consuming design uses about one-third the power and has around one-half the annual energy consumption.
The extremely low power consumption of Sharp LCD TV means it can also be run, for example, from a solar module whose surface area roughly equals the viewing area of the screen. Marketing a combination of this LCD TV paired with a solar energy system will not only contribute to the environment, but also make it possible to watch TV even in areas where utility-supplied electricity is unavailable.
An estimated 1.6 billion people are said to live in such areas worldwide, and this pairing could be expected to aid in improving the lives of these people.