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WEATHERABLE SOLAR REFLECTOR WITH HIGH ABRASION RESISTANCE

United States Patent Application

20140352685
A1
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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.
Gee, Randy (Arvada, CO), Digrazia, Mike (Longmont, CO), Jorgensen, Gary (Pine, CO)
ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, LLC (Golden CO), SKYFUEL, INC. (Arvada CO)
14/ 342,731
September 6, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 between the United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.