Point Roberts, WA - December 2, 2011 (Investorideas.com renewable energy/green newswire) Investorideas.com, a leader in sector research, issues an investor alert for nanotech/solar stock Magnolia Solar Corporation (OTC.BB: MGLT).
Magnolia Solar Corporation (OTCBB: MGLT) announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., recently received a $750,000 Phase II award from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory as part of the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. The award will fund a two-year project to develop flexible, lightweight, ultra-high efficiency multi-junction solar cells for space power applications.
This award follows a Phase I program that demonstrated that Magnolia's approach to simultaneously increase the current and voltage output of photovoltaic devices for space power applications. The Phase II award is to optimize the device and apply advanced anti-reflective coatings to build ultra-high efficiency flexible solar power solutions for defense applications. Magnolia is building a patent portfolio around its proprietary technologies for this award and other work with government funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the National Aeronautical Space Administration. Recently Magnolia announced demonstration of several significant milestones and this award provides a pathway to support its ultimate goal of developing low-cost, high-effici ency, thin-film solar cells for commercial and defense requirements.
According to its November 15 th 10K news release, "Magnolia is accelerating the development of a thin-film solar product that offers significant cost savings per watt over traditional silicon-based solar cells, with the goal of achieving efficiencies of 20% or greater at a cost of $0.50 per watt for the commercial market. Magnolia believes it is moving closer every quarter to this goal, through continued development of this proprietary technology at the Albany NanoTech facility in Albany, New York. "
About Magnolia Solar Corporation
Based in Woburn, MA and Albany, NY, Magnolia Solar was founded in 2008 to develop and commercialize revolutionary new thin film solar cell technologies that employ nanostructured materials and designs. Both higher current and voltage outputs are expected from thin film solar cells that combine Magnolia's exclusive material structures with advanced optical coatings. Magnolia's patent-pending technology has the ability to capture a larger part of the solar spectrum to produce high efficiency solar cells, and incorporates a unique nanostructure-based antireflection coating technology to further increase the solar cell's efficiency, thereby reducing the cost per watt. Magnolia Solar technology targets electrical power generation applications, such as power for electrical grids and distributed power applications ranging from commercial and residential lighting to specialized military applications.
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