New system shoots heat to “window into space”

Sep 18, 2017, 6:52 AM EDT
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(Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/flickr)

SkyCool Systems, a Stanford spinoff, has invented a new system that leverages radiative cooling technology to beam out heat from buildings, up to 70 percent more efficiently and economically than the existing air-conditioning systems.

The system, comprising of aluminum foils that act as high-tech mirrors, works with an advanced material that radiates heat in the infrared range that slips through what researchers call as the “window into space,” notes MIT Technology Review.

The system can be retrofitted in existing buildings helping owners shave off their energy bills by 10 to 70 percent depending upon the climate and their location, writes IEEE Spectrum.