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Solar comes to Broadway

19 November 2008 – Billboards powered by solar and wind will soon be seen in New York’s Times Square, a report in the New York Times says.

According to the report, the Ricoh Americas Corp US$3 million billboard will be powered by 16 wind turbines and 64 solar panels.  The passive sign will be illuminated by 16 300W floodlights.  It has been estimated by Ricoh that the power generated by the billboard will be enough to power six homes annually.