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Sharp Awarded Energy-Saving Accreditation for LCD TVs
Feb 10, 2006
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Three models in Sharp’s forthcoming P70 Series LCD TV range -- the Sharp Aquos LC-37P70E, LC-32P70E and LC-26P70E -- have been awarded by the United Kingdom's Energy Saving Trust with its energy saving recommended endorsement for their low energy consumption and contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.

Sharp is one of the first LCD TV manufacturers to receive this certification in the United Kingdom, and the company’s accredited models are now listed on the Energy Saving Trust’s web site at www.est.org.uk/recommended.

Certificates are only awarded to digital products that use less or equal to 1.5 W of energy on standby and use less or equal to 250 W in operation (or "on" mode)

Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust said, “Our recent research reveals that over half of consumers plan to spend more on energy efficient products over the next 12 months and 80 percent would like to be recommended more energy efficient products and services. So it’s crucial that manufacturers respond by developing more energy efficient products – we are pleased to see Sharp taking up this challenge and would encourage other manufacturers to follow this lead.”

Sharp forecasts that the United Kingdom market for LCD TVs will double by the end of 2006 and expects demand to approach 3 million units, from a total TV market size of 6 million per year. Most of these TVs will incorporate a Freeview digital tuner, which can be power-hungry in standby mode.

Gary Pearson, Sharp’s head of product planning, said, “It is essential that this new generation of flat panel TVs are energy efficient, in addition to looking stylish in the home, and we urge customers to consider energy efficiency as part of their purchase decision.”

On receiving the Energy Saving Trust accreditation, Pearson commented, “As an environmentally-conscious company, Sharp’s aim is to contribute significantly towards lowering energy consumption and CO2 emissions, both in its manufacturing processes, through its Super-Green Factory Policy, and through the development of ‘green’ products that lower the burden on the environment. Receiving endorsement from the energy saving recommended scheme for our forthcoming P-Series models is another important step forward in our ongoing commitment to environmental preservation.”

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