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Mirror exposure bench

Methodology

Continuous exposure, in real environment, of small-sized samples of mirrors (from 0.01 m2 to 0.25 m2) installed on fixed frames. Monitoring of the reflectivity and visual inspection of the mirrors.

Mirror exposure bench
Mirror exposure bench
Salinity sensor
Salinity sensor

Caracteristics

Reflectometer

Expertise

Reflectivity characterisation
Solar resource measurement
Humidity, salinity and dirt measurements
System characterisation

Results

Study of the aging processes on mirrors in tropical, humid and salty environment. Aging on energy production systems based on thermal machines.

References

Applications

Plane mirrors (Fresnel reflector type)

Localisation

Partner
Réunion island

Institution
PIMENT, Université de La Réunion
40 avenue de Soweto, 97410 St-Pierre - France

Contact
Olivier MARC
(+262) 02 62 96 49 60
olivier.marc@univ-reunion.fr

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