Sony Introduces Smart Green LCD TVs

by Justin Thomas •

Sony is introducing a new LCD TV called the Bravia WE5 that it claims to be the greenest ever. The WE5 uses a new backlight called a micro-tubular HCFL backlight, which cuts the active power consumption by 50%. The television also incorporates a “Smart Presence Sensor”.


The Greenest Monitors of 2008

by Justin Thomas •

Continuing our coverage of green computing devices, let’s take a look at the greenest monitors currently available. These monitors are energy efficient, and they eliminate most hazardous chemicals from their design. Some even incorporate recycled plastic into their casings. EPEAT is the most comprehensive green certification for monitors — the EPEAT certification incorporates Energy Star 4.0 requirements, and the European …


Stirling Power Electric Cooler by Coleman

by Justin Thomas •

This is a very efficient electric cooler based on the free piston Stirling cycle that will maintain freezing temps even in a hot car. The power consumption is only 24 watts. It’s quiet, lightweight and works great. It’s more practical than the portable compressor or propane based freezers. According to Cool Tools, these coolers are quite reliable and last many …

Contender for Most Efficient: Nexxt Washers by Bosch

by Justin Thomas •

If the published specifications for this Nexxt washer are correct, it is a contender for the most efficient AC powered washer available. Bosch also claims it is the quietest on the market, running at 60 decibels. This would allow you to install it near your bedroom, due to the low noise it generates. Power Consumption: 186kWh/year Average Water Consumption: 13.2 …


Avanti 1201W-01 CF Refrigerator (Mid Capacity)

by Justin Thomas •

Power Consumption: 277 kWh per year Annual Energy Cost: $23 Capacity: 11.2 cu ft Dimensions: 23.5" W, 66.75" H, 25" D Weight: 130 lb. Power: 120 V AC Best Price: $320 (ikitchenbath.com) also a counter-high version available at Amazon for $139.88

NovaKool RU7600-DC

by Justin Thomas •

Power Consumption: 480 watt hours/day or 240 watt hours /day with insulation (70°F day) Capacity: 7 cu. ft. Dimensions: 18.5" W, 41" H, 28" D Shipping weight: 138 lb. Power: 12 or 24V DC Best Price: $1196 (E-Marine)