Flat-Screen TVs Going for the Green

Jan 22, 2009  •  Post A Comment

TV is good with green, with environmentally friendly flat-screen television sets expected to account for more than half of the market by 2011, display industry analyst firm DisplaySearch said in a new report.
Green displays are expected to have eco-friendly components, save power through new technologies, involve environmentally friendly design and production or use some form of green production design.
“Energy savings is a hot topic globally, whether the economy is good or bad. Displays often have the highest power consumption of any component in electronics products,” said David Hsieh, VP of DisplaySearch.
DisplaySearch forecast that 2009 will be a big year for green product implementation, as environmental regulations and the possibility of production cost reduction once technologies mature are spurring flat-panel producers to seek out eco-friendly designs.
For comparison, 20% of flat-panel shipments included green features in 2008. DisplaySearch said it expects that to grow to 33% by the end of 2009.
The firm said it expects eco-friendly flat-panel penetration to reach 55% of the market in 2011 as consumers become more aware of the product. DisplaySearch said it anticipates 100% market penetration of green screens in 2014.

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