SkyFuel Introduces Abrasion Resistant ReflecTech PLUS

SkyFuel, Inc., maker of high reflectance silvered film for concentrating solar applications, announces the release of their next generation ReflecTech PLUS mirror film.

The new ReflecTech®PLUS film retains all of the advantages of original ReflecTech - unbreakable, outdoor weatherable, lightweight, low cost, and self adhesive – while adding a tough, transparent coating that provides surface protection against abrasion. Both the original ReflecTech and the new ReflecTech PLUS have been rigorously tested at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and demonstrated to be weatherable for over 30 years (for details, see ReflecTechPLUS Brochure at www.ReflecTechSolar.com/technical.html).


"ReflecTech mirror film enables innovative concentrator designs and significant cost reduction," commented SkyFuel's Chief Technology Officer, Randy Gee. "We've designed the SkyTrough to take advantage of all of mirror film's benefits. And with 30 years of UV weatherability and the new abrasion resistant coating, it just gets better and better."

The development of the abrasion resistant coating was performed as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NREL, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art Advanced Optical Materials Lab. "The development of abrasion resistant coatings advances the acceptance of reflective films for next-generation CSP systems, such as those under development at SkyFuel," said Mark Mehos, the Principal Program Manager for Concentrating Solar Power Research. NREL holds the patent for ReflecTech® mirror film, and licenses the film exclusively to ReflecTech, Inc., a subsidiary of SkyFuel.

About SkyFuel
SkyFuel, Inc. manufactures the SkyTrough® parabolic trough concentrating solar collector - a breakthrough in cost and constructability resulting from significant design and material innovations. SkyFuel's wholly owned subsidiary, ReflecTech, Inc. holds the exclusive license to manufacture and market ReflecTech® Mirror Film. SkyFuel is developing next-generation, high-temperature parabolic trough and linear Fresnel systems.


Featured Product

TRA SNOW AND SUN - SOLAR TILE MOUNT

TRA SNOW AND SUN - SOLAR TILE MOUNT

You haven't installed a tile mount that is easier to install than the Solar Tile Mount manufactured by TRA Snow and Sun. Solar Tile Mount is used on all tile roof profiles: flat, mid, and high. It is made in the USA of aluminum alloy for strength and excellent corrosion resistance. Solar Tile Mount is built to allow more ease in installation with more rise from the tile surface to the rail for better air flow below panels. The adjustable base is longer than most allowing attachment 6" to the left or right to have the bracket in the base of the pan of the tile and still fasten to the rafter. Solar Tile Mount is adjustable for counter batten systems from ¾" to 3". The horizontal rail is directly above base fasteners giving greater uplift resistance than any other system. For superior waterproofing apply TRA Snow and Sun's butyl backed VersaFlash aluminum flashing. No tile flashing is needed on top of the tile for greater labor and material cost savings.