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.