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Magnolia Solar Corporation (MGLT 0.55, 0.00, 0.00%) ("Magnolia Solar"), a developer of high-performance, thin-film photovoltaic modules for defense and commercial applications, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., recently received a second Phase I SBIR / STTR Program from the United States Air Force. This award is to develop high efficiency, thin-film quantum dot solar cells for defense applications.
The use of quantum dots in thin-film cells has the potential to produce very high efficiency single junction solar cells. Current technologies typically use multiple junctions (e.g. triple-junction solar cells) to produce high efficiency solar cells for defense applications. The Magnolia approach being developed under this award will allow significantly lower costs for the next generation thin-film solar cells with ultra high efficiency.
Dr. Ashok K. Sood, President and CEO of Magnolia Solar Corporation, commented, "This second program from the Air Force adds important core capabilities to our solar cell development effort. This technology will complement the solar cell development work underway at Magnolia under previous funding from NYSERDA, the U.S. Air Force, and other sources. We are continuing on a path to develop our core technologies for nanostructure/quantum dot based high efficiency thin-film solar cells which have applications in both defense and commercial markets."
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About Magnolia Solar Corporation
Magnolia Solar Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., is commercializing its nanotechnology-based, high-efficiency, thin-film technologies that can be deposited on a variety of different substrates. This technology has the ability to capture a larger part of the solar spectrum (Ultraviolet, Visible and infrared) to produce high efficiency solar cells, and incorporates a unique nanostructure-based antireflection coating technology to further increase solar cell performance. Magnolia Solar's long term goal is to becoming a highly competitive, low cost provider of thin-film photovoltaic modules for defense and commercial markets.
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