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NEC develops solar-power system for LCD monitors

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 06 Jan 2007 2:30 User comments (2)

NEC develops solar-power system for LCD monitors In co-operation with Carmanah Technologies Corporation, one of the fastest growing renewable and energy-efficient technology manufacturers in the world, NEC has announced a solar-power system that can be used with its LCD monitors. The solar-powered system is designed to produce approximately 293 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, or 800 watts per day.
It appears NEC's main focus to market the product are corporations, selling it as a way to reduce electricity expenses each year. "Working in the LCD display industry is a new project for Carmanah, and we are excited to work with NEC Display Solutions in this joint venture on new energy-saving technologies," said Mark Spilsbury, Account Manager for Carmanah.

Saved solar energy can last for days of normal usage when running a typical LCD monitor. Multiple monitors can be run simultaneously; however, the run time of a battery would vary depending on usage and the number of devices drawing on the power.

"Using solar power not only significantly reduces electricity costs, but it also reduces environmentally harmful emissions," said Richard Atanus, Vice President of Engineering, Technical and Environmental Services for NEC Display Solutions. "Plus, with the batteries having a life expectancy of over 20 years, depending on the number of cycle times, and a panel life of 50 or more years, the investment return is considerable."

Hopefully in the coming years, we will see more tech companies look into ways that their products can be powered by renewable energy. The level of harmful emissions caused by the production of electricity that technological advancement demands is a problem, leading many companies like NEC to think of a "green" future.

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2 user comments

18.1.2007 22:20

Going Green is good but they need to get more time usage out of it for the heavy computer user.

216.11.2010 4:59

I've owned a 50 inch PLasmaSync since sometime by NEC and simply can't take my eyes off it! As usual, nec's a great service provider and will continue to lur ecustomers with it's premium monitor

solutions of all kinds you can imagine! NEC is the best and is indeed the market leader when it comes to providing the best monitor solutions for all customers!

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