AC & Fridge Can Run 'Without Electricity' And These Indians Proved It For Us

Some of the coolest inventions...

AC & Fridge Can Run 'Without Electricity' And These Indians Proved It For Us
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In countries like India where the average temperatures remain 30 to 40 °Celsius (90 to 104 °Fahrenheit) throughout the year, ACs and Refrigerators are a must. Being a developing country, not everyone can afford those lengthy electricity bills and the expense of electrical appliances.

We all know that air conditioners contribute to global warming due to the heat that is dissipated from these devices. But, the cooling is definitely needed for people at their homes. Thus, a team of Indian designers has built a boundary-pushing structure that cools the air without using a single watt of electricity – and looks like a modern art installation at the same time.

Also, on the other hand, there is this one man Mansukh Prajapati, a traditional clay craftsman who has built a mini-fridge known as 'Mitti-cool' that can keep all the vegetables fresh for at least 3-4 hrs. 

Let's get into details of these coolest inventions.

The invention of Ant studio.

The invention of Ant studio.

Pairing up with Deki Electronics (based in India's national capital, Delhi) the team of engineers from Ant Studio used a circular metal frame to bind hundreds of terracotta clay tubes, creating the Beehive.

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How does it work?

How does it work?

When soaked, the terracotta clay tubes that are used in this invention, absorb the water and evaporate cool breezes as warm air pushes through them.

Economical and eco-friendly!

Economical and eco-friendly!

It is a low maintenance, economical (due to the low cost and high availability of clay), and an eco-friendly invention that has been made to suit the needs of people of the country having the hottest temperatures.

We need more inventions like these...

We need more inventions like these...

"As an architect, I wanted to find a solution that is ecological and artistic, and at the same time evolves traditional craft methods," Monish Siripurapu, founder of Ant Studio, told Arch Daily.

Looks like a Beehive!

Looks like a Beehive!

Isn't it cool? It looks like a beehive and functions to make lives easy.

The best thing about it?

The best thing about it?

It is that it doesn't even need or consume a single watt of energy or electricity for itself. It acts like a natural AC that will not be the reason for global warming like other conventional ACs.

Watch the video for a better understanding:

Now, time to know about another great invention.

Another example...

Another example...
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Here's one more cool invention that doesn't consume electricity, a mini-fridge that can keep your vegetables as well as milk fresh for days.

How Mansukh got the idea...

How Mansukh got the idea...
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In February 2001, Sandesh Gujarat Daily carried a photo feature on the earthquake where at one place it showed a broken water filter of Mansukhbhai with the caption 'The fridge of the poor got broken'.

This caption motivated him to work hard and create a fridge that could be used by rural masses.

It preserves the same taste of vegetables and fruits...

It preserves the same taste of vegetables and fruits...
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It does not require electricity or any artificial energy and therefore has no recurring costs. The refrigerator preserves the original taste of fruits and vegetables.

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The Mitticool refrigerator has been featured at a conference organized by the Centre for India and Global Business, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, the UK in May 2009.

A picture with late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

A picture with late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
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A rare picture of this man with Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Azad holding one of the product.

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