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Title: Weatherable solar reflector with high abrasion resistance

Abstract

Described herein are solar reflectors which provide a low cost reflector construction that has a unique set of attributes: high solar reflectance, abrasion resistance, UV stability, mechanical integrity, and flexibility. The abrasion resistance is enabled through incorporation of an abrasion-resistant coating into a polymer film metal mirror construction. Methods of using the solar reflectors in solar concentrating applications are also provided.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1469304
Patent Number(s):
10,042,094
Application Number:
14/342,731
Assignee:
SkyFuel, Inc. (Lakewood, CO); Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Sep 06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Gee, Randy, Digrazia, Mike, and Jorgensen, Gary. Weatherable solar reflector with high abrasion resistance. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Gee, Randy, Digrazia, Mike, & Jorgensen, Gary. Weatherable solar reflector with high abrasion resistance. United States.
Gee, Randy, Digrazia, Mike, and Jorgensen, Gary. Tue . "Weatherable solar reflector with high abrasion resistance". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1469304.
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ReflecTech® Mirror Film Attributes and Durability for CSP Applications
conference, July 2009

  • DiGrazia, Michael; Gee, Randy; Jorgensen, Gary
  • ASME 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the Heat Transfer and InterPACK09 Conferences, p. 677-682
  • DOI: 10.1115/ES2009-90336

ReflecTech® Polymer Mirror Film Advancements in Technology and Durability Testing
conference, August 2011

  • DiGrazia, Michael J.; Jorgensen, Gary; Gee, Randy
  • ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, p. 477-483
  • DOI: 10.1115/ES2011-54152

Optical Durability of Candidate Solar Reflectors
journal, January 2005

  • Kennedy, C. E.; Terwilliger, K.
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  • DOI: 10.1115/1.1861926