Passive radiative cooling below ambient air temperature under direct sunlight

  title={Passive radiative cooling below ambient air temperature under direct sunlight},
  author={A. Raman and Marc Abou Anoma and Linxiao Zhu and E. Rephaeli and S. Fan},
  • A. Raman, Marc Abou Anoma, +2 authors S. Fan
  • Published 2014
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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