Investments for improving refrigerator energy efficiency
Climate change and energy are becoming an increasingly important item on the agenda of the European Parliament and national politicians. Energy resource price volatility and supply disruptions, as well as the dangers of climate change, have encouraged EU decision-makers to think about energy savings reserves. In order to reduce the EU’s energy deficit, the European Parliament has adopted three pieces of legislation to increase energy efficiency – the so-called Energy Efficiency Package.
One of the packages is also directly related to household appliance manufacturers, encouraging and obligating them to develop and produce products that consume as little electricity as possible. Even though Snaigė AB’s products meet the highest EU energy efficiency requirements, the company has decided not to stop there and to further improve its products in the field of energy saving. With EU financial assistance, Snaigė AB is implementing project No J05-LVPA-K-01-0012 and developing refrigerators that will be even more energy efficient. These refrigerators will have both static and dynamic (with forced air circulation) cooling systems. The new products will use 20 per cent less electricity and will contribute significantly to solving global environmental problems worldwide.
The goal of the project being implemented by Snaigė AB is to invest in R&D activities aimed at creating innovations. As part of the project, applied research is being conducted to help solve scientific uncertainties in looking for the most optimal product design solutions. Experimental development is also under way with the goal of developing innovative product prototypes.
The project is being implemented under the “Intellect LT. Joint science-business projects” measure. According to the project financing and administration agreement that has been signed, EUR 219,900 will be invested from the European Regional Development Fund. The planned project duration is 24 months, with project implementation ending in March 2019.