China begins solar-powered refrigerator development

16:50, March 31, 2010      

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Can a refrigerator operate without electricity? A project jointly launched by Henan Xinfei Electric Company and the China Household Electric Appliance Research Institute on March 31 displayed this possibility. The two sides began joint research and development of solar-powered refrigerators in an attempt to realize the actual deployment of environmentally-friendly refrigerators that will operate against the traditional cooling mode by the end of this year. These refrigerators emit little carbon dioxide, consume almost no electricity and do not make any noise.

It is said that a total of 200 million refrigerators are currently being used in China. If all of them are powered by solar energy, China will be able to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 36.6 billion kilograms every year. That is equivalent to the annual emissions of 3.3 million automobiles.

By People's Daily Online
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