Sharp shows off solar-powered HDTVs

7 October 2008 No Comment Mike Evans

Sharp HDTV with solar power
Sharp have decided to jump onto the green bandwagon and have unveiled a couple of HDTVs powered by solar cells. At first, this sounds like a good idea. TVs generally consume a fair bit of power, and giant HDTVs with huge screens aren’t exactly small consumers of power.

There is, however, one small problem. TVs are generally situated in a lounge, which might get a fair amount of sun, but enough to power an entire HDTV day and night?
Sharp HDTV with solar power
Maybe I’m being, like the British weather, unnecessarily gloomy here. It’s not October, we haven’t seen sun in any meaningful measure since June, and won’t see it again until next May. Solar-powered anythings aren’t exactly workable solutions in the UK, and a solar powered HDTV is no exception!

Still, if you’ve been bitten by the green bug and feel the need to assuage your carbon guilt by throwing vast chunks of money at slightly ridiculous “solutions” – and you happen to live in California or some other over-sunny place – then maybe the Sharp solar-powered HDTVs are for you!


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