“The Global Cooling Prize is rallying a global coalition of leaders to solve the critical climate threat that comes from growing demand for residential air conditioning. By harnessing the power of innovation, we can provide cooling solutions that enhance people’s lives without contributing to runaway climate change.
How? This groundbreaking competition is designed to incentivize development of a residential cooling solution that will have at least five times less climate impact than today’s standard RAC units.
This technology could prevent up to 100 gigatons (GT) of CO2-equivalent emissions by 2050, and put the world on a pathway to mitigate up to 0.5˚C of global warming by 2100, all while enhancing living standards for people in developing countries around the globe.”
…”The total prize purse of the competition is USD 3 million.
The top ten finalists selected on the basis of their technical proposal submission will be awarded a prize money of USD 200,000 each for development and shipping of their two prototype models to India.
The final winner will receive the grand prize of USD 1 million.”
Improved design of tent and curtain
When experimenting, we found that a cardboard box was very effective as an enclosure, see below.
We will try different materials, but this is a good step forward because it simplifies the tent and curtain option for the Koomidown. Here’s a peek preview…
Welcome to Abretech!
– Our first product is the Koomidown personal cooling system.
In hot weather it relieves people of unbearable heat. (‘Lots of details in this website).
– But we are also doing research on a new kind of battery that’s safer then the widely used lithium-ion type (which can cause fires).
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Abretech New Zealand Limited.