Durable Corrosion and Ultraviolet-Resistant Silver Mirror

NREL (Inventor)

    Research output: Patent


    A corrosion and ultra violet-resistant silver mirror for use in solar reflectors; the silver layer having a film-forming protective polymer bonded thereto, and a protective shield overlay comprising a transparent multipolymer film that incorporates a UV absorber. The corrosion and ultraviolet resistant silver mirror retains spectral hemispherical reflectance and high optical clarity throughoutthe UV and visible spectrum when used in solar reflectors.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Patent number6,989,924 B1
    StatePublished - 2006

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/PT-520-39544


    • durable corrosion and ultraviolet-resistant silver mirror
    • solar reflectors
    • transparent multipolymer film
    • UV absorber


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