Formula 1 technology is being adapted to deliver efficiency improvements in refrigeration. Wirth Research has used its expertise gained in F1 aerodynamics to develop the Ecoblade. The twin bladed system can be fitted to the front of supermarket shelves to guide cold air more efficiently. The system is being fitted across 353 Waitrose stores in the UK who expect to see up to 25% reduction in energy usage from the fridges – and happier, less chilly customers in the aisles.
Amazing to think that some fine tuned airflow could save up to a quarter of energy.