Solar Powered Billboards

Yes, finally the most lit up place in the world is finally making changes and going green.  All those lights look fabulous in NYC but they are also causing a very expensive electric bill, and they are polluting the earth.

Ricoh Americas Corporation is the first company ever to launch a 100% solar and wind powered billboard in Times Square NYC. It is located right on the corner of 7th avenue and 42nd St.  A special ceremony to celebrate the Eco Board will take place June 8, 2010 in NYC Time Square.

How? It is powered by 62 solar panels and 24 thin-film PV solar modules, and illuminated by 16 LED floodlights. The Ricoh Eco Board is 47 feet high by 126 feet long.

What does Ricoh do? They are a provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services.

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