In an effort to further combat climate change, researchers at Stanford University recently developed new cooling technology that could replace bulky and energy-hogging air conditioners. Working in tandem with solar panels, this new cooling technology takes the heat generated from the sun and essentially beams it back into space. This process requires far less energy when compared to traditional air conditioners, while still ensuring buildings remain cool and comfortable.
The cooling technology is still currently in development but could help solve the greater issues of climate change. As the world grows warmer, and as more people rely on air conditioners, the climate is taking serious effects thanks to this increased usage. According to a study from the International Energy Agency, emissions from air conditioners will double and lead to more warming and increased demand for AC.