https://youtube.com/watch?v=anviW3mvaBA[anchor] The issue of energy conservation is one of the ten biggest challenges facing humanity in the next 50 years. As part of efforts to address this challenge, an exposition on saving energy kicked off in Ilsan city, north of Seoul. Some 300 companies from around 20 countries participated in the fair to give the public a look at ways to reduce energy consumption. Let's find out more in our report. [report] With global warming and unusual weather conditions putting the issue of energy saving under the international spotlight, the 2011 World Energy Saving Exposition opened near Seoul under the theme 'efficient energy saving, energy management and energy conservation.'
People may find ways to save energy unclear and difficult to practice, but the fair showcased easy and specific ways that can be carried out in households and industries, allowing the public to experience energy reduction first hand.
This is a light fixture that illuminates an LED lamp with a solar battery. It looks exactly the same as other light devices, but its about 80 percent more energy efficient and can adjust the color and brightness with a simple touch of a button. It's also aesthetically pleasing.
Now we are at the booth for future environmental friendly vehicles. Here the country's first hybrid car was showcased: the Sonata Hybrid, which can drive solely on an electric motor. It applied a 'blue drive system,' fitting for an environmentally friendly car.
Here is a highly promising solar module, which garnered much attention during the show for its big potential in saving energy.[Interview] Kim Je-hoon, manager, LG Electronics energy marketing group
Q. Tell us about the products on display at the fair
- This is a 260 watt solar module developed by LG Electronics. It has enhanced efficiency by 2% to 16.2% from previous modules and when installed in a household, it can produce more power in a small area.
The fair also offered a place to learn the importance and the necessity of energy reduction by allowing the public to experience real life situations.[Interview] Lee Sang-yeol, vice president, Media Group Info
Q. Tell us about the reason for organizing the exposition.
-The biggest reason behind global warming is that we are wasting too much energy. Thinking about how to reduce energy consumption would be a wise response to the challenge so we have put together ideas for solar energy and energy conservation for the first time.
The exposition is expected to help nurture the local energy-saving industry and enhance awareness on energy reduction among individuals and corporations.[anchor] Energy conservation and various efforts to produce alternative energy are likely to play key roles in driving the environmentally friendly, green growth.