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Sharp’s Solar Powered Television
Posted By Jorge Chapa On July 7, 2008 @ 1:50 pm In green gadgets,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 4 Comments
As part of G8 Summit in Hokkaido , Japan, Sharp will be showcasing some futuristic new technologies in the Zero Emission House. Amongst the future-forward prototypes to be shown: a 26-inch solar-powered LCD television  that can be powered by a thin-film photovoltaic panel ! Sharp’s plan is to distribute the TV and solar module to areas that have no easy access to grid power.
So, is a TV really the most practical use for a new solar panel? Initially, we would’ve thought that people living off the grid with no access to electricity might want that electricity for something else — something more useful like lighting or cooking. Still, we have to admit, an ultra-low powered LCD is certainly a positive development.
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 solar-powered LCD television: http://sharp-world.com/corporate/news/080704.html
 low-powered LCD screen: http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Vikuiti1/BrandProducts/secondary/optics101/
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