Eco-enthusiasts will be happy to know that they can now buy a fridge that doesn’t require any electricity to function. But they must have some very deep pockets. The fridge, which is meant to be sunk in the ground, costs a whopping 17,000 euros (roughly Rs 15,34,312).
The Groundfridge, developed by a Dutch company of the same name, can store wines, vegetables and fruits and has a capacity of 3,000 litres. That’s equivalent to 20 family-sized fridges. The interior of the fridge is painted white to reflect light, while the outside of the door is painted green so it merges with the garden. The giant spherical cooler comes equipped with four shelves to store the food inside.
Its inner temperature is affected by exposure to sunlight, average outside temperature, soil type and groundwater levels. The subterranean fridge has a battery-driven ventilator that inhales cool air to lower the temperature inside further. The temperature inside the groundfridge remains at almost 50 degree Fahrenheit year-round, according to the developers.
To install the fridge, you will need to dig a hole that’s seven-foot-deep measuring 8×8 feet in size.