... whilst addressing one of the most energy-intensive aspects of grocery retail
About 70% of the energy consumed by open-fronted fridges is for generating and maintaining a curtain of refrigerated air,
which is blown down across the open front of the shelves to help maintain the contents at a consistent target temperature.
However, much of this cold air ‘curtain’ spills out of the cabinet and into the store aisles.
Not only is this wasteful from an energy perspective, but it also causes ‘cold-aisle syndrome’ with consequent negative impact on the shopping experience.
By deploying Aerofoils in the cabinet we can control the air curtain, maintaining its coherence and preventing it from spilling from the cabinet.