Sharp solar powered 26 inch LCD TV for the third world

by Dhiram Shah

At the Hokkaido environmental summit Sharp showcased an experimental 26 inch LCD TV which consumes around 30% less power than its peers. Coming to the specs it has a contrast ratio of 10000:1 and the display panel is just 20mm thick. Another innovation showcased by Sharp was a 26 inch solar panel which generates enough electricity to power the LCD TV. According to Sharp it is a perfect combo for the 1.6 billion people living below the poverty line in non-electrified areas and earning less than $2 a day.
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