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Ultra-green LCD works with solar panels

Fujitsu Siemens' experimental monitor uses hardly any power.

Crave Asia

Fujitsu Siemens may not be a brand typically associated with LCD monitors, and its latest project is equally unusual. The companies have developed a prototype 22-inch LCD monitor that incorporates solar panels working with a capacitor and special relay to cut power usage when on standby.

In fact, according to Personal Computer World, it can operate in zero consumption mode for five days on standby and, when active, sips just 0.6-0.9W of electricity. That certainly wouldn't do much pocketbook damage when the utility bills arrive. Word is the company's also looking to use its green tech in TVs, with the monitors slated to be come out first by the second quarter of 2008.

(Source: Crave Asia)