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Title: Long-Life Self-Renewing Solar Reflector Stack

Abstract

A long-life solar reflector includes a solar collector substrate and a base layer bonded to a solar collector substrate. The first layer includes a first reflective layer and a first acrylic or transparent polymer layer covering the first reflective layer to prevent exposure of the first reflective layer. The reflector also includes at least one upper layer removably bonded to the first acrylic or transparent polymer layer of the base layer. The upper layer includes a second reflective layer and a second acrylic or transparent polymer layer covering the second reflective layer to prevent exposure of the second reflective layer. The upper layer may be removed from the base reflective layer to expose the base layer, thereby lengthening the useful life of the solar reflector. A method of manufacturing a solar reflector includes the steps of bonding a base layer to a solar collector substrate, wherein the base reflective layer includes a first reflective layer and a first transparent polymer or acrylic layer covering the first reflective layer; and removably bonding a first upper layer to the first transparent polymer or acrylic layer of the base layer. The first upper layer includes a second reflective layer and a second transparentmore » polymer or acrylic layer covering the second reflective layer to prevent exposure of the second reflective layer.« less

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Solana Beach, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
879253
Patent Number(s):
5646792
Application Number:
08/393472
Assignee:
Science Applications International Corporation (San Diego, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AB-8717A
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Butler, Barry Lynn. Long-Life Self-Renewing Solar Reflector Stack. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Butler, Barry Lynn. Long-Life Self-Renewing Solar Reflector Stack. United States.
Butler, Barry Lynn. Tue . "Long-Life Self-Renewing Solar Reflector Stack". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879253.
@article{osti_879253,
title = {Long-Life Self-Renewing Solar Reflector Stack},
author = {Butler, Barry Lynn},
abstractNote = {A long-life solar reflector includes a solar collector substrate and a base layer bonded to a solar collector substrate. The first layer includes a first reflective layer and a first acrylic or transparent polymer layer covering the first reflective layer to prevent exposure of the first reflective layer. The reflector also includes at least one upper layer removably bonded to the first acrylic or transparent polymer layer of the base layer. The upper layer includes a second reflective layer and a second acrylic or transparent polymer layer covering the second reflective layer to prevent exposure of the second reflective layer. The upper layer may be removed from the base reflective layer to expose the base layer, thereby lengthening the useful life of the solar reflector. A method of manufacturing a solar reflector includes the steps of bonding a base layer to a solar collector substrate, wherein the base reflective layer includes a first reflective layer and a first transparent polymer or acrylic layer covering the first reflective layer; and removably bonding a first upper layer to the first transparent polymer or acrylic layer of the base layer. The first upper layer includes a second reflective layer and a second transparent polymer or acrylic layer covering the second reflective layer to prevent exposure of the second reflective layer.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {7}
}

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