JAPAN: Panasonic has launched an evaporative cooler in Japan, which relies on an ultra fine mist to reduce temperatures in outdoor environments.
The Green air conditioner sprays an extremely fine mist with a particle size of about 10μm. This is said to ensure that the water mist evaporates quickly, reducing the feeling of wetness and achieving an efficient temperature drop.
Also, by generating a swirling air flow during mist spraying, a dome-shaped cooling space with a diameter of about 2m, which is less susceptible to crosswinds. It is said that the temperature can be reduced by up to 7ºC.
It is also equipped with a remote monitoring and control system that can automatically control the spray according to local weather forecast data.
Units have already been installed at Odaiba Rainbow Park, a popular tourist spot that overlooks Rainbow Bridge and the sandy beach facing Tokyo Bay and at Shimbashi Station in Minato-ku, Tokyo.