Advanced Ultraviolet-Resistant Silver Mirrors for Use in Solar Reflectors

NREL (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


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 onthe adhesive layer.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number7,612,937 B2
StatePublished - 2009

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5500-50471


  • hemispherical reflectance
  • silver mirror
  • solar reflectors
  • visible spectrum


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