Friday, September 24

Technology allows to cool environments without electricity | Digital Trends Spanish

Our planet dries up quickly and the global temperature increases every year, a situation that has motivated the use of refrigeration systems in homes but which are not always the most respectful of the environment.

That is why the innovative method developed by the company SkyCool Systems is striking, which consists of a new cooling technology that radiates heat through the atmosphere, reducing the temperature of the nearby air by about 12 degrees Celsius.

Thus, this method of cooling does not use electricity, which is relevant, since it is estimated that about 7 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are generated by refrigeration systems in homes and in transport.

These radiant panels developed by SkyCool are capable of absorbing all the heat generated by the Sun and, instead of returning it to the set of gases that warm the planet, it expels it into space.

SkyCool Systems.

Aaswath Raman, a materials scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, discovered that radiative cooling technology, such as reflective space paints and panels, had been investigated before, but was abandoned as “impossible.”

Now, the work that this researcher leads in conjunction with SkyCool aims to replace all the air conditioners in a school as part of a project to see if its special film can become the main cooling agent in a room.

A group of scientists developed models that suggest that if only 1.5 percent of the world were covered by these panels, and that they could be maintained for a long enough period, all the additional heat created by the climate crisis could be reflected.

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