Radiative cooling is a passive cooling purpose where a surface naturally cools by radiating the mid-infrared heat radiation to the cold outer space through the atmospheric window . Daytime passive radiative cooling technologies can be simply provided by using a multi-layer design that emits strongly in the transparency atmospheric window, while presents high reflectance in the solar spectrum . In this study, we propose a polydimethylsiloxane foil ) coated aluminum nitride (AIN) deposed onto silver (Ag) coated glass as a radiative cooler for enhancing both daytime and nighttime radiative cooling performances. The spectral selectivity of the proposed device was obtained using matrix method. Numerical results show that our proposed design can reflect more than 96 % in the solar spectrum, while its average emissivity in the atmospheric window can reach more than 90 %.
In the absence of wind speed, the proposed device can achieve a net cooling power of under direct sunlight, cooling to a below the ambient air temperature. At nighttime, the proposed device temperature can drop by below the ambient, leading to a net cooling power of . Therefore, the proposed radiative design can fundamentally enable new methods for exploiting solar energy harvesting and energy conservation.