How Much It Costs to Charge an iPad for a Year

Jonathan Fahey, reporting for the AP:

The annual cost to charge an iPad is just $1.36, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, a non-profit research and development group funded by electric utilities. By comparison, a 60-watt compact fluorescent bulb costs $1.61, a desktop PC adds up to $28.21 and a refrigerator runs you $65.72.

But there’s an even cheaper way to go than the iPad. EPRI calculated the cost of power needed to fuel an iPhone 4 for a year: just 38 cents.

If The New York Times had run this story, the headline would have been, “iPads Cost Four Times More to Charge Than iPhones”.

Sunday, 24 June 2012