Dec 30, 2022

MIT’s zero-electricity cooling system could tackle the hottest regions of the world

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Claiming 3rd place, we look at how a zero-electricity cooling system could meet the world’s growing AC needs.

The fact that as the Earth warms, the technology needed by humans to stay cool will only make the environment hotter is one of the great ironies of climate change.

Here’s where a novel device unveiled by MIT researchers in October comes in.

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The number of energy-intensive air conditioning systems is projected to quadruple to 14 billion by 2050, putting a strain on existing power grids. Better yet, the increase in cooling alone will account for a 0.5-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures, according to the World Economic Forum.

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