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Ricoh to Build Natural Energy-Powered Billboard in Times Square

July 2, 2008

Tokyo, July 2 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s Ricoh Co. said Wednesday that it will set up a natural energy-powered billboard in New York City’s Times Square.

The billboard will be equipped with four wind power generators and 45 solar cell panels, which will produce about 98 kilowatt- hours of electricity together per day, a level that can run it without outside sources of power.

The billboard, which will light up in early December, can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 18 tons per year.END

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