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ReflecTech® Mirror Film is the key design-driving innovation in the award-winning SkyTrough® parabolic trough solar concentrator. Both ReflecTech® Mirror Film and SkyTrough™ were developed through cooperative research with the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

ReflecTech, Inc. makes the only high reflectance (94%) mirror film proven for outdoor use in solar concentrators. Commercially proven, lightweight, and UV resistant, unbreakable ReflecTech® Mirror Film makes fragile glass mirrors obsolete.

R&D Magazine's Top 100 Innovations of 2009 - ReflecTech® Mirror Film is the key design-driving innovation in the award-winning SkyTrough® parabolic trough solar concentrator. Both ReflecTech® Mirror Film and SkyTrough™ were developed through cooperative research with the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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