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Title: Modification of UV absorption profile of polymer film reflectors to increase solar-weighted reflectance

Provided are reflective thin film constructions including a reduced number of layers, which provides for increased solar-weighted hemispherical reflectance and durability. Reflective films include those comprising an ultraviolet absorbing abrasion resistant coating over a metal layer. Also provided are ultraviolet absorbing abrasion resistant coatings and methods for optimizing the ultraviolet absorption of an abrasion resistant coating. Reflective films disclosed herein are useful for solar reflecting, solar collecting, and solar concentrating applications, such as for the generation of electrical power.
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EE0003584.000; SC0009224TDD
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Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 08
Research Org:
SKYFUEL, INC. Lakewood, CO (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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