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Warming up of planet and climate change increases the demand for cooling air conditioners. 1.2 billion Room Air Conditioning units are present globally and it is likely to increase to 4.5 billion by 2050. Increase in the use of air conditioner will also increase the earth temperature. ACs consume lot of energy and it also pumps Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) into the atmosphere. It is essential to find alternative and environmental friendly cooling solutions.

The Global Cooling Prize

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  • Global cooling prize has been developed for super efficiency and climate friendly residential cooling solutions for homes.
  • Global cooling innovation Summit was recently held in New Delhi. It is an international innovation competition.
  • It was launched in 2018 by the Ministry of Science and Technology which is the supported by US based Rocky Mountain Institution and Mission Innovation.
  • Other partners who are involved in the competition are Conservation X labs, The Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) and CEPT University.
  • It will help cooling residencies without increasing global warming.
  • It will support incubation, commercialization and mass adoption of the technology.
  • Over 2100 registration from 91 countries in the competition.
  • They finally selected the 8 teams and awarded of 1 million US dollars. Each team will get $ 200,000.
  • US $ 200,000 is to develop and ship their Technology in to India for testing in 2020.
  • The winners will be announced in the next year i.e. November, 2020.
  • Winning Technology will help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions of 70 Gig tons by 2050 and it will help to reduce 0.5 degree Celsius of warming by 2100.
  • The best will be awarded with more than $ 1 million prize money.
  • These Technologies will start in India and spread throughout the world.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 20, 2019

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