Energy Access: The First Fridge in Town

February 9, 2015 by David Hone

Energy Access and Technology

Santosh Chowdhury, a gentleman who lives in the village of Rameshwarpur in India, had just bought a fridge, which may seem uninteresting, but it was the first fridge in his village. The thing about refrigeration that is different than almost any other domestic energy consuming device: it requires reliable 24/7 electricity.[read more]

New DOE Standards for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Mean Big Energy Savings

March 7, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Energy Efficient Refrigeration

Have you ever walked into a grocery store and thought about how much energy must be wasted through those open-air refrigerators that store dairy products or the freezers you can see into in the ice cream aisle? Unless you’re an energy geek like me, perhaps not.[read more]

Solar Energy Powered Refrigeration

September 1, 2013 by Nigel Morris

Like quite a number of solar installers, I am always on the lookout for energy-efficient products and recently, I started looking at portable cool rooms and learned a few things along the way. Always gotta love an opportunity for innovation.[read more]

The EPA's Green Chill Partnership - Update

June 16, 2008 by DaveSattler

                    Last year 10 retailers joined with the U.S. EPA to launch an eco-friendly program dubbed the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership. According to our Dec. 10 post about the program, “Refrigeration consumes massive...[read more]

Why power freezers when it's freezing?

November 22, 2007 by Tyler Hamilton

The next time you walk into a gas station convenience store during the winter to grab a bottle of soda, consider the various heat stages you go through. First you're outside in sub-zero degree temperature. Then you enter a comfortably heated store. Then you approach a freezer where you open a door, reach onto a cold shelf, and grab...[read more]