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Figure 4-3. Refrigerator Energy Efficiency

Refrigerator Energy Efficiency


Refrigerator Energy Efficiency
Note: The curve applies to 18-20 cu. ft. top-mount refrigerator/freezers, which capture the largest market share in the United States. The term,"1991 Best" stands for the 1991 top-mount model with lowest energy use. "Golden Carrot Target" was an EPA/electric utility program in the early 1990s to develop a model that was 25 percent more efficient than the then current technology. "Fridge of the Future" is a refrigerator that had a target energy use of 365 kWh/yr or 1 kWh/day for 18-20 cu. ft. top-mount models based on an cooperative research agreement between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers; this target was exceeded in a test unit (0.93 kWh/day) in FY 1996.
(Source: Brown 2003)

 


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