Today at in a press conference Sharp announced that they are taking extra steps to become more eco-friendly. The series of ultra thin LCDs are designed to be more eco friendly and are up to 30% more energy efficient than traditional LCD TVs using OLED technology.
Sharp has seen a 10 percent growth in high-definition market share over the last year, with highest growth seen in the 40-inch and 32-inch segment. Most consumers will be moving from the traditional CRT TVs to flat-panel TVs with the recent drop in price for such technology creating more value and entertainment for your dollar. Sharp has brought several new 1080p 120Hz AQUOS LCD TVs to the market, integrating their Blu-ray knowledge with a number of all-in-one sets. The AQUIOS Advantage program that was introduced last year has had more than 150,000 members already.
Sharp is launching a nationwide recycling program on January 15th that allows people to drop off recycled Sharp-branded products at over 280 locations. They will also be launching a Sharp Solar Academy to teach children at schools how to help reduce any negative affect on the environment. In recognizion of their environmental work, Sharp have received the GSA Green Contactor award.