Born out of Stanford University, SkyCool Systems uses a phenomenon called radiative cooling to cool buildings more efficiently. Thanks to the phenomenon and advanced material (which can radiate infrared light and reflect 97% of sunlight) SkyCool roof-mounted panels can reduce temperatures by approximately five degrees.
HOW THEY’RE DISRUPTING
Every day we use electricity for cooling. Air conditioning and refrigeration alone consume 17% of electricity generated in the US, and are responsible for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions. SkyCool panel technology can cut energy used to cool buildings by up to 70%.
14% of energy in the Unites States is used to cool residential and commercial buildings. SkyCool’s panels could reduce demands on electricity grids by 20%, all by using our biggest renewable energy resource – the sky.
INVESTMENTS AND FUTURE
SkyCool have raised $990k in grants from Stanford University’s StartX Fund and research offices such as the NSF Small Business Innovation Research.