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Title: Solar mirrors and methods of making solar mirrors having improved properties

Abstract

A solar reflective mirror includes a parting film between solar reflecting sublayers to improve optics and stability of the solar mirror. The coating stack of the solar reflector mirror is encapsulated to increase the useable life of the solar mirror, and to eliminate the need for a permanent protection overcoat. Omission of the PPO film which is electrically non-conductive makes the coating stack electrically conductive eliminating the need for a two layer encapsulant when the encapsulant is e-coated.Another feature of the invention is applying the base coat of the encapsulant over the marginal edges of the PPO film leaving a center section without coverage and adding the top coating of the encapsulant over the base coat and the uncoated area.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Vitro Flat Glass LLC, Cheswick, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1805608
Patent Number(s):
10942302
Application Number:
15/208,778
Assignee:
Vitro Flat Glass LLC (Cheswick, PA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C03 - GLASS C03C - CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF GLASSES, GLAZES, OR VITREOUS ENAMELS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-08GO18033
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 07/13/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Medwick, Paul A., Basil, John D., Kabagambe, Benjamin, McCamy, James W., and Buhay, Harry. Solar mirrors and methods of making solar mirrors having improved properties. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Medwick, Paul A., Basil, John D., Kabagambe, Benjamin, McCamy, James W., & Buhay, Harry. Solar mirrors and methods of making solar mirrors having improved properties. United States.
Medwick, Paul A., Basil, John D., Kabagambe, Benjamin, McCamy, James W., and Buhay, Harry. Tue . "Solar mirrors and methods of making solar mirrors having improved properties". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805608.
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abstractNote = {A solar reflective mirror includes a parting film between solar reflecting sublayers to improve optics and stability of the solar mirror. The coating stack of the solar reflector mirror is encapsulated to increase the useable life of the solar mirror, and to eliminate the need for a permanent protection overcoat. Omission of the PPO film which is electrically non-conductive makes the coating stack electrically conductive eliminating the need for a two layer encapsulant when the encapsulant is e-coated.Another feature of the invention is applying the base coat of the encapsulant over the marginal edges of the PPO film leaving a center section without coverage and adding the top coating of the encapsulant over the base coat and the uncoated area.},
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