Passive radiative cooling of buildings is starting to be deployed as
Cool Roof treatments in subtropical climates.
The greatest need for cooling is in the tropics. The high humidity
endemic to many of these regions severely limits the passive cooling
available per radiative area. To wrest temperature relief from humid
climates, not just nocturnal cooling but daytime cooling is needed.
This project seeks to achieve daytime passive radiative cooling in the
tropics by combining a novel, high performance
solar screen with
compound parabolic concentrators.
These pages and software are still in development.
Here is the 2006 project report (PDF).
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