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Positions: Summer Intern—Mechanical Design, data collection and product testing
Location: Mountain View, CA
Innovation Area: Energy Efficiency
Position Type: TomKat Center-supported
Compensation: $7,500
Internship Term: 8 weeks

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SkyCool Systems is developing a product, SkyCool Panels, that will make air conditioning (AC) and refrigeration systems more efficient. AC & refrigeration systems represent a critical part of our global infrastructure, and running cooling systems consumes 17% of all electricity produced globally and result in 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Using the panels will reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with running air conditioning and refrigeration systems, making our planet a better place to live. The core technology in the panels was developed at Stanford University and they can be used to increase the efficiency of the standard air conditioner or refrigeration system by as much as 20%.


  • Work independently to review data from our deployments
  • Design next generation of cooling panels and layout on roof
  • Design mechanical attachments to roofs
  • Design of panel packaging
  • Develop quality assurance protocol for panels
  • Develop method for applying film onto panels
  • Develop tools to size pipes in panel networks

Who Should Apply

Engineering students, enthusiastic about reducing carbon footprint of commercial buildings People with an ability to work on their own / independently

Required Expertise

  • Familiarity with mechanical design—Solidworks
  • Data collection and remote sensors
  • python

Preferred Skills/Majors

  • Major: Mechanical engineering or experience with relevant systems
  • Mechanical design, project management, familiar with fluid mechanics, mechatronics, Data Analysis
    • Knowledge of Python is a plus
    • Knowledge of solidworks, sheet metal manufacturing, extrusion