TECHNOLOGY:  

Sky Cooling

AFFILIATION:   SkyCool Systems, San Francisco, California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Energy & Resilience
Area: Efficiency Solutions
Tech Readiness: TRL 6

Tech Brief: SkyCool Systems’ core technology improves the efficiency of cooling and refrigeration systems as much as 50%, 24 hours a day, by harnessing an untapped renewable resource: the sky. Our product is a rooftop panel that can cool fluids without evaporating water and with near-zero electricity.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our technology enables zero water loss, zero electricity cooling below air temperature, 24 hours a day. It harnesses a ubiquitous resource, the coldness of the sky, and is particularly suited to hot, dry climates. For national defense, our technology can reduce energy use in remote operating bases in hot climates, and also enable entirely off-grid cooling. Moreover, it can improve the operating efficiency of existing defense facilities (both permanent and temporary). Finally, it can be used to preserve critical perishable resources, such as food and medicine, without any electricity needs. For defense application, our value propositions are reduced electricity costs for space cooling and refrigeration, off-grid functionality, reduced/eliminated water needs for cooling (particularly cooling towers) and simple integration with existing cooling technologies.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Website: http://www.skycoolsystems.com