Environmental conscious LCD TVs
Our goal with LCD TVs was to build more than the world's
We envision a world where people will use LCD TVs to access computer networks
and services anytime, anywhere. And we designed AQUOS® LCD TVs to require
fewer resources to manufacture...and less energy to enjoy. In addition to superior
performance, AQUOS televisions have a reputation for exceptional environmental
Most Sharp LCD TVs are ENERGY STAR
consumption and extended operating life.
All U.S. models comply with the European Union Restriction of Hazardous
Substances (EU RoHS) directives for lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent
chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers and
other harmful substances.
The most advanced facilities for manufacturing LCD TVs
Sharp's Kameyama is an environmentally-friendly LCD TV factory and features one of
the world's largest roof mounted solar electric systems. Waste heat is recovered for air
conditioning, with the co-generation system producing about one-third of the electricity
utilized in the plant. The 5MW solar power system, 1MW fuel cell system and cogeneration
system together produce about one-third of the electricity used in the plant. This keeps
CO2 emissions lower than if the plant relied on thermally generated power And all of the
plant's production wastewater is recycled, purifi ed and reused.
qualified and feature low power
Sharp's New Plant
Sharp Corporation recently announced that it began construction of a 10th generation
LCD panel factory in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The new plant is scheduled
to be the fi rst LCD TV factory to use 10th-generation glass substrates, which are the
world's largest, at 112.2 inches by 120 inches, 60 percent larger than the 8thgeneration
substrates used at Kameyama plant number 2.
Environmental Product Innovations
Sharp's goal is to minimize the environmental impact of our products by continually
implementing and improving product technologies, designs and programs aimed
at environmental conservation, from the materials used in the manufacture and
packaging of our products, to their transportation, use and safe recycling at the end
of their product life.
Sharp's Kameyama Plant
in Japan is a world-class