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Advanced ultraviolet-resistant silver mirrors for use in solar reflectors

United States Patent

November 3, 2009
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A silver mirror construction that maintains a high percentage of hemispherical reflectance throughout the UV and visible spectrum when used in solar reflectors, comprising: a) a pressure sensitive adhesive layer positioned beneath a silver overlay; b) a polymer film disposed on the silver overlay; c) an adhesive layer positioned on the polymer film; and d) a UV screening acrylic film disposed on the adhesive layer.
Jorgensen; Gary J. (Pine, CO), Gee; Randy (Arvada, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
11/ 303,836
December 16, 2005
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337 between the United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, division of Midwest Research Institute.