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Solar Reflection Panels

There has long been a need for a low cost, high-performing solar collector that will allow solar thermal power to compete with other power sources. While advancements have been made, a need for a cost effective and durable solar collector still exists. Sandia National Laboratories has developed a solar collector that is more efficient, utilizes advanced and low cost manufacturing process, and has good optical properties.
Patent Abstract: 
Unlike other solar collectors that are known to lose solar reflectivity due to issues with their design, the solar collector developed by Sandia is designed to be durable to environmental stresses allowing optical properties to be maintained.
Benefits 
Low cost materials used to construct the solar collector - Advanced, low cost manufacturing processes - Durable to environmental stresses - Optical properties are maintained over many years due to durability - Greater Power - Greater Efficiency
applications 
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
Patent# 7,077,532
Patent Status: 
Available - Various license and partnering options are available. Please contact the Intellectual Property department to discuss.
Patent Issue Date: 
September 29, 2011
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