Electricity-free cooling system developed by UCLA’s Aaswath Raman featured in Washington Post

October 7, 2020

A new cooling system that uses ancient technology developed by UCLA professor Aaswath Raman (assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering) and colleagues was featured in the Washington Post. The technology uses the concept of radiative cooling, or night sky cooling, that works without special fuel or electricity.

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Raman and collaborators have created a company, SkyCool Systems, to apply the technology to existing cooling systems and make them more efficient. Raman told the Washington Post that the technology can potentially provide a “really meaningful solution” to the growing need for air conditioning and the environmental impacts that come with its increased use.

Read the full article in the Washington Post.

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