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Title A new method to characterize degradation of first surface aluminum reflectors [electronic resource] : preprint / Florian Sutter ... [et al.].

Imprint Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2010]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 9.17:NREL/CP-5500-49164    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (8 p.) : ill.
Series Conference paper ; NREL/CP-5500-49164
Conference paper (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)) ; NREL/CP-5500-49164.
Note Title from title screen (viewed June 23, 2011).
"October 2010."
"Presented at SolarPACES 2010, Perpignan, France, September 21-24, 2010."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 8).
Summary This paper reports the development of a new optical instrument capable of characterizing the aging process of enhanced first surface aluminum reflectors for concentrating solar power (CSP) application. The device measures the specular reflectance at three acceptance angles and the wavelengths with spatial resolution using a digital camera's CMOS sensor. It can be used to measure the corrosion growth rate during outdoor and accelerated exposure tests. These results will allow a correlation between the degraded mirror surface and its specular reflectance.
Funding DE-AC36-08GO28308
Subject Optical instruments -- Research.
Specular reflectance -- Measurement.
Solar concentrators -- Research.
Added Author Sutter, Florian.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
SolarPACES (Conference)
Gpo Item No. 0430-P-04 (online)
Sudoc No. E 9.17:NREL/CP-5500-49164

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