Passive radiative cooling below ambient air temperature under direct sunlight

@article{Raman2014PassiveRC,
  title={Passive radiative cooling below ambient air temperature under direct sunlight},
  author={Aaswath Pattabhi Raman and Marc Abou Anoma and Linxiao Zhu and Eden Rephaeli and Shanhui Fan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2014},
  volume={515},
  pages={540-544}
}
Cooling is a significant end-use of energy globally and a major driver of peak electricity demand. Air conditioning, for example, accounts for nearly fifteen per cent of the primary energy used by buildings in the United States. A passive cooling strategy that cools without any electricity input could therefore have a significant impact on global energy consumption. To achieve cooling one needs to be able to reach and maintain a temperature below that of the ambient air. At night, passive… Expand
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