NEC Display Solutions Introduces Solar-Powered Battery Package for Renewable-Power Capability Monitors
NEC Display Solutions of America announced a solar-powered system for use with all its monitors. In conjunction with Carmanah® Technologies Corp., NEC is claiming to be the first display company to offer a solar-powered system for all of its monitors.
The solar-powered system is designed to produce approximately 293kW hours of electricity per year, or 800W per day. The company claims that, by running a display monitor off solar power, the need for standard electricity, which is produced by means of non-renewable energy sources, will be significantly reduced and, in some cases, nearly eliminated. Large companies could realize substantial energy savings from the solar-powered battery packages and could potentially save thousands of dollars each year in electricity costs, while also reducing harmful pollutants, which are produced when using non-renewable generated electricity.
"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.
"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."
All NEC LCD displays are RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances) compliant, containing fully disposable plastics and minimal amounts of hazardous materials, such as lead, hex-chrome, cadmium, mercury, PBDE and PBB. Orders for the entire solar-powered battery package are available for immediate delivery.