The SUN FROST refrigerator typically reduces refrigeratorenergy consumption by a factor of five. The accompanying costof the solar power system is similarly reduced. The SUN FROSTRF16 typically consumes 15 KWH per month. By contrast, theaverage refrigerator in a home typically consumes about 90 KWHper month.Producing the 90 KWH needed to run this refrigerator in anoff-grid solar power system would require an investment of atleast $10,000 in hardware.
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SUN FROST refrigerators keep food fresher by maintaining high humidity.This prevents freezer burn and wilting caused by water loss in food. Sincethere is minimal water loss in foods stored in a SUN FROST, foods oftenlast two to three times longer than in conventional refrigerators.
In typical refrigerators, the water contained in food is transformedinto ice on the freezer's cooling coils. This process results in thedehydration of fruits and vegetables, increases energy consumption,and accelerates frost buildup. In a conventional refrigerator, highhumidity is achieved by storing food in airtight containers, which createshigh humidity conditions, but cuts off the food’s oxygen supply. Withoutoxygen, plant cells break down more rapidly, decreasing shelf life.The SUN FROST allows you to store produce in breathablecontainers, such as paper bags, that can double their storage life.
The cooling system of the SUN FROST refrigerator contains a minimalnumber of moving parts. Both the DC and AC compressorsincorporate highly reliable, hermetically sealed, brushless motors.The efficient thermal design of SUN FROST refrigerators alsocontributes to the reliability. The top-mounted cooling system runs ata lower temperature than most, which prolongs the life of thesystem’s lubricants and reduces mechanical strain on thecompressor. The cooling system is designed to provide typically overtwenty years of trouble-free operation.
As a result of the efficientdesign of the SUN FROST,the compressors used aremuch smaller and producecorrespondingly less noisethan those found on aconventional refrigerator.The SUN FROST RF19and F19 use a quiet andhighly efficient fan to helpcool the condenser; on othermodels, the compressors arecooled passively. Thesefeatures make the SUNFROST much quieter than aconventional AC refrigerator.
During the summer, a typicalrefrigerator adds as much heat to yourkitchen as a 1000-watt heater runningfive hours per day! The energy neededby your air conditioner to remove thisexcess heat will be about half theenergy consumed by your refrigerator,increasing the cost of running it by anadditional 50%.By producing much less waste heatthan a conventional refrigerator, a SUNFROST makes your kitchen morecomfortable and reduces the cost of airconditioning in your home.