Optical Performance and Durability of Silvered Polymer Mirrors

  • Gary Jorgensen
  • Paul Schissel

Abstract

Metallized polymeric reflector materials for solar energy applications offer significant system weight reduction and cost savings. Such materials must maintain high optical performance over extended service lifetimes. Durability studies of candidate silvered polymer mirrors have been carried out as a function of real-time outdoor weathering and accelerated exposure. Major progress has been made toward achieving a long-term goal of demonstrating a specular reflectance of 90% that is maintained for at least five years.

Keywords

Polymer Film Specular Reflectance Optical Performance Solar Simulator Outdoor Exposure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary Jorgensen
    • 1
  • Paul Schissel
    • 1
  1. 1.Solar Energy Research InstituteGoldenUSA

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