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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Car Charging Group (OTCBB: CCGI) Partners With Federal Realty Investment Trust to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Retail Sites Nationwide

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - December 20, 2011 (Investorideas.com Newswire) - Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB:CCGI.OB), a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, and Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) announced today a partnership to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Federal Realty's portfolio of 18.6 million square feet of high quality retail assets in strategically selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and California.
"Besides the obvious environmental benefits, a big advantage of electric cars will be the ability to conveniently fuel your vehicle when you're already stopped somewhere on your daily routine," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of Car Charging Group. "Because of its prime locations across the nation, Federal Realty's unique retail and mixed use destinations serve as popular gathering places within the communities, making them perfect locations to top off your EV battery while you shop or dine."
During the first phase of the program, EV charging stations will be installed at the following Federal Realty Investment Trust properties:
  • Santana Row in San Jose, California
  • Bethesda Row in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Congressional Plaza and Rockville Town Square in Rockville, Maryland
  • Pentagon Row and The Village at Shirlington in Arlington, Virginia
At these locations, Car Charging Group will install Level II, 240-volt, EV charging stations, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, the leading EV charging solutions company. Users will have access to the ChargePoint(R) Network, the largest global online network connecting EV drivers to unoccupied charging stations. Car Charging Group will provide its customers with flexible payment options, and the ability to make reservations, as well as track customer usage patterns, energy use, costs and revenues, all via the ChargePoint Network's cloud-based software service plans for managing EV charging operations. Through the network, EV drivers benefit from ChargePoint mobile apps (iPhone, Blackberry and Android), mapping services and driver support services.
"Federal Realty is committed to running our business in a socially responsible manner that balances our consideration for the environment with creating long-term value for our shareholders," said Mike Kelleher, director of asset management of Federal Realty. "The partnership with Car Charging Group to install EV charging stations is the next step in the continual greening of our operations, which already includes the creation of biofuels through recycled oil and grease waste from restaurants at our Bethesda Row mixed-use development, LEED certifications at many of our recent developments as well as numerous energy efficiencies and minimized usage of natural resource at a number of properties throughout the portfolio."
"This is an exciting partnership as it further expands our nationwide EV charging network," said Brian Golomb, director of sales for Car Charging Group, Inc. "These are also high-profile properties, which will bring even further awareness to the importance of EVs in the evolving U.S. transportation system."
About Car Charging Group, Inc.:
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CCGI.OB), headquartered in Miami, Florida, is the pioneer and one of the nation's fastest growing providers of EV charging services. Our ultimate mission is to establish a nationwide infrastructure, enabling EV and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) owners to charge their EVs anytime, anywhere in North America and ultimately Europe and Asia. Our strategy is to be a "first in" strategic partner with businesses, municipalities, shopping malls, parking garages, multi-family residential and commercial properties, and others who are expected to have high numbers of EVs at their locations. After strategically assessing the most suitable and visible locations with our facility partners, we install and maintain the EV charging stations at no cost to our partners. Our partners benefit by sharing in the revenue generated from the EV charging stations while enhancing green initiatives throughout their business operations. Since we launched operations in 2009, we have developed contractual relationships with 29 leading partners that own more than 6.4 million parking spots. More than one million plug-in electric vehicles, such as the Nissan LEAF, GM Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Tesla Model S, Ford Focus EV as well as many others, are expected to be on the road in the U.S. by 2015 with estimates calling for more than 40 million on the road worldwide in 2030. For more information about Car Charging Group, Inc., please visit www.CarCharging.com.
About Federal Realty
Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management and redevelopment of high quality retail assets. Federal Realty's portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) contains approximately 18.6 million square feet located primarily in strategically selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and California. In addition, the Trust has an ownership interest in approximately 1.0 million square feet of retail space through a joint venture in which the Trust has a 30% interest. Our operating portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) was 93.3% leased to national, regional, and local retailers as of September 30, 2011, with no single tenant accounting for more than approximately 2.6% of annualized base rent. Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 44 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty is an S&P MidCap 400 company and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For more information, please visit www.federalrealty.com.
Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement:
This press release contains statements, which may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees and of 1995. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Car Charging Group, Inc., and members of its management as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed.
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407-566-1180

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Electric Car Stock News: Car Charging Group (OTCBB:CCGI) Awarded $1 Million Grant by Pennsylvania Department of EP

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - December 15, 2011 (Investorideas.com Renewable Energy Newswire) - Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB:CCGI.OB), a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, today announced it has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to install EV charging stations at 17 service plazas on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
"This grant represents a tremendous accomplishment for our Company and endorsement of our industry leading capabilities to install and operate EV charging stations," said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of Car Charging Group. "We are extremely excited about this major project with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to further develop EV infrastructure on the Pennsylvania Turnpike."
"Pennsylvania has been -- and will continue to be -- a nationwide leader on energy issues in all sectors," Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer said.
"The Pennsylvania Turnpike has a long history of innovation in highway transportation," Turnpike Commission Chairman William K. Lieberman said. "We are pleased to participate in the effort to expand the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Pennsylvania by offering electric car owners easy access to charging stations at convenient locations."
Car Charging Group will install Level II charging stations, which can charge a car in roughly four hours, and Level III charging stations, which can charge a car in about 20 minutes. The EV charging stations will be installed at the service plazas in three phases. The first phase of the work will be incorporated into ongoing service-plaza renovations between Harrisburg and New Jersey. Later phases will involve service plazas between Harrisburg and Ohio, and then along the Northeastern Extension. The project is expected to be completed by June 30, 2013.
Car Charging Group will install EV charging stations manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, the leading EV charging solutions company. Users will have access to the ChargePoint(R) Network, the largest global online network connecting EV drivers to unoccupied charging stations. Car Charging Group will provide flexible payment options, the ability to make reservations, and tracking of customer usage patterns, energy use, costs and revenues, all via the ChargePoint Network's cloud-based software service plans for managing EV charging operations. Through the network, EV drivers benefit from ChargePoint mobile apps (iPhone, Blackberry and Android), mapping services and driver support services.
The Turnpike Commission has also committed up to $500,000 in electric upgrades at the plazas to provide the charging stations with the necessary voltage.
The DEP grant is provided through the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program, which is funded by a portion of the gross utilities receipts tax.
About Car Charging Group, Inc.:
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB:CCGI.OB), headquartered in Miami, Florida, is the pioneer and one of the nation's fastest growing providers of EV charging services. Our ultimate mission is to establish a nationwide infrastructure, enabling EV and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) owners to charge their EVs anytime, anywhere in North America and ultimately Europe and Asia. Our strategy is to be a "first in" strategic partner with businesses, municipalities, shopping malls, parking garages, multi-family residential and commercial properties, and others who are expected to have high numbers of EVs at their locations. After strategically assessing the most suitable and visible locations with our facility partners, we install and maintain the EV charging stations at no cost to our partners. Our partners benefit by sharing in the revenue generated from the EV charging stations while enhancing green initiatives throughout their business operations. Since we launched operations in 2009, we have developed contractual relationships with 29 leading partners that own more than 6.4 million parking spots. More than one million plug-in electric vehicles, such as the Nissan LEAF, GM Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Tesla Model S, Ford Focus EV as well as many others, are expected to be on the road in the U.S. by 2015 with estimates calling for more than 40 million on the road worldwide in 2030. For more information about Car Charging Group, Inc., please visit www.CarCharging.com.
Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement:
This press release contains statements which may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA) implemented several significant substantive changes affecting certain cases brought under the federal securities laws, including changes related to pleading, discovery, liability, class representation and awards fees as of 1995. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Car Charging Group, Inc., and members of its management as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed.
Contact:
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For Car Charging Group, Inc.
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Corporate Communications, Inc. (CCI)
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407-566-1180

What’s Charging the Electric Car Market? – How Car Charging Group (OTCBB: CCGI) and The Better Place are Growing the Global EV Infrastructure

What’s Charging the Electric Car Market? – How Car Charging Group (OTCBB: CCGI) and The Better Place are Growing the Global EV Infrastructure


POINT ROBERTS, December 14, 2011 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leader in cleantech research and news for independent investors, publishes the following CFA commentary on the EV charging market and how Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CCGI) and the Better Place are growing the global infrastructure for electric cars .

The report, Opportunity and Valuation in the Electric Vehicle Charging Market, was issued by Patrick J. Murphy, Murphy Analytics LLC, a provider of sponsored research coverage on small cap stocks.

Opportunity and Valuation in the Electric Vehicle Charging Market

Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CCGI), headquartered in Miami, Florida, is one of the nation's fastest growing providers of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging services. The Company’s ultimate mission is to establish a nationwide infrastructure, enabling EV and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) owners to charge their EVs anytime, anywhere in North America and ultimately Europe and Asia. The CCGI strategy is to be a "first in" strategic partner with businesses, municipalities, shopping malls, parking garages, multi-family residential and commercial properties, and others who are expected to have high numbers of EVs at their locations. Since launching operations in 2009, CCGI has developed contractual relationships with 29 leading partners that own more than 6.4 million parking spots. In addition to working with private enterprise, CCGI also pursues public sector opportunities. As an example, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection[i] announced 12/14/11 that that CCGI has been awarded a $1 million grant to help develop electric vehicle infrastructure by installing charging stations at 17 Turnpike service plazas.
In an attempt to understand the magnitude of the potential demand load increase, and to prepare for the impact the EV market growth may have on the electric grid, the ISO/RTC Council commissioned a study , “Assessment of Plug-in Electric Vehicle Integration with ISO/RTO Systems,” in which it was estimated that 1 million to 2.5 million EV’s may be on North American roads by 2015 – 2020. The following graphic illustrates the reports conclusion that the “slow” growth scenario is likely to result in 1 million EV by 2020:


For the period from 2017 – 2030, the study finds that: “This period is considered as the beginning of the mass-market...New technologies, advanced features, and new charging capabilities likely will be available. Third-generation PEVs are likely to begin appearing on the market. Most importantly, the vehicles will likely have appeal to mainstream automotive customers and become mass market products.”
With an estimated 842 vehicles per 1,000 citizens in the U.S. alone and the developing world’s per capita vehicle ownership ratios still exponentially below those of the U.S., the potential market opportunity for EV’s and the charging of EV’s is challenging to quantify but not difficult to characterize as very large.
Based on the recent capital raise by EV charging system operator Better Place, it seems clear that investors such as GE, UBS, HSBC and Morgan Stanley have concluded that the opportunity is indeed significant for the right operator. Announced November 11, 2011, Better Place recently completed a $200 million financing that valued the company at $2.25 billion on a post money / fully diluted basis. Better Place also reported that the Company has raised $750 million since its founding in 2007.

The Better Place solution is a model in which batteries are switched out rather than re-charged in the vehicle. According to its corporate description, Better Place “owns and operates a network of battery switch stations and public/personal charge spots, along with the supply of batteries that power the cars, to provide drivers with instant range extension and the convenience to drive, switch and go across an entire region.” Better Place also reported that the financing proceeds would be used to expand operations into Western Europe and that other deployments are in progress in two U.S. states and several other countries.
As a private company, Better Place has no obligation to disclose detailed operational and financial data, so it is challenging to analyze its valuation relative to publicly traded companies such as Car Charging Group (OTCBB: CCGI), which as noted previously, has reported that its partner relationships provide access to 6.4 million parking spots, while CCGI's recent market capitalization was under $65 million.. There are publicly traded companies such as iGo, Inc. (NASDAQ: IGOI) and ZAGG Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAGG) whose operations have some degree of comparability to those of Car Charging Group (OTCBB: CCGI). However, like some of the electronics industry titans with some manner of presence in the sector, Car Charging Group’s (OTCBB: CCGI) comparables generally have operations that also include products and markets other than EV charging systems.


Regardless of the valuation methodology, given the level at which Better Place recently was valued by a group of sophisticated investors, it seems clear that the market is concluding that there is an opportunity to thrive in the car charging sector. Companies with strong systems, management teams, relationships and competitive positions may be worth a closer look for investors interested in finding a way to take advantage of what seems to be a rapidly expanding EV charging market.
Car Charging Group, Inc (OTCBB: CCGI)

Select Stock Trading Data
Recent Stock Price: $1.70
Shares Outstanding: 36.4 million
Float 8.3 million
Recent Market Cap: $62 million
52 Week Range: $0.68 - $6.24
Exchange: OTCBB
Ticker: CCGI
URL: http://www.carcharging.com

Data sourced from Yahoo! Finance; otcbb.com


Patrick Murphy Bio:
Patrick J. Murphy is the owner of Murphy Analytics LLC, a provider of sponsored research coverage on smallcap stocks. Mr. Murphy has nearly 20 years of capital markets experience providing institutional investment and transaction analysis across a range of asset classes including microcap equities, commercial real estate debt and equity, municipal derivatives and public finance, venture capital, fixed income, CMBS and mortgage REIT's. In addition to his work with Murphy Analytics, Mr. Murphy also serves as a consultant to a municipal derivatives advisory firm. Mr. Murphy is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame (1991), with an undergraduate degree in Economics, and earned a Masters Degree in Finance from St. Louis University in 1997. Mr. Murphy is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of St. Louis.

Patrick Murphy Disclaimer:

Readers are advised that the above article is solely for information purposes and should not to be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security. The views expressed herein are based upon the author’s analysis of the issuer's public disclosures, and assumes both their accuracy and completeness. The opinions and statements included herein are based on sources (including the companies discussed and public sources) believed to be reliable and in good faith, but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to their accuracy, completeness or correctness. The author has not independently verified the information contained herein. This information is not intended to be used as the sole basis of any investment decisions, nor should it be construed as advice designed to meet the investment needs of any particular investor. You should review a complete information package on all companies, which should include, but not be limited to, the Company's annual report, quarterly reports, press releases and all regulatory filings. The foregoing discussion contains statements which are based on current expectations, estimates and projections, and differences from such expectations, estimates and projections can be expected. The author, Patrick Murphy, was compensated $550 by InvestorIdeas.com for writing this article. Murphy does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this article. Mr. Murphy’s research firm, Murphy Analytics, may be engaged for the provision of a research report on the Company in the future.

Comprised of 10 North American Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs)


http://www.isorto.org/atf/cf/%7B5B4E85C6-7EAC-40A0-8DC3-003829518EBD%7D/IRC_Report_Assessment_of_Plug-in_Electric_Vehicle_Integration_with_ISO-RTO_Systems_03232010.pdf

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/facts/2010_fotw617.html

http://www.betterplace.com/the-company-pressroom-pressreleases-detail/index/id/Better%20Place%20Raises%20$200%20Million%20Series%20C%20Financing



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Electric Car Stock News Alert; (OTCBB: CCGI); Opportunity and Valuation in the EV Charging Market

POINT ROBERTS, December 15, 2011 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leader in cleantech research and news for independent investors, publishes the following CFA commentary on Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CCGI). The report, Opportunity and Valuation in the Electric Vehicle Charging Market, was issued by Patrick J. Murphy, Murphy Analytics LLC, a provider of sponsored research coverage on small cap stocks.
Opportunity and Valuation in the Electric Vehicle Charging Market
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CCGI), headquartered in Miami, Florida, is one of the nation's fastest growing providers of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging services. The Company's ultimate mission is to establish a nationwide infrastructure, enabling EV and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) owners to charge their EVs anytime, anywhere in North America and ultimately Europe and Asia. The CCGI strategy is to be a "first in" strategic partner with businesses, municipalities, shopping malls, parking garages, multi-family residential and commercial properties, and others who are expected to have high numbers of EVs at their locations. Since launching operations in 2009, CCGI has developed contractual relationships with 29 leading partners that own more than 6.4 million parking spots. In addition to working with private enterprise, CCGI also pursues public sector opportunities. As an example, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection[i] announced 12/14/11 that that CCGI has been awarded a $1 million grant to help develop electric vehicle infrastructure by installing charging stations at 17 Turnpike service plazas.
In an attempt to understand the magnitude of the potential demand load increase, and to prepare for the impact the EV market growth may have on the electric grid, the ISO/RTC Council commissioned a study, "Assessment of Plug-in Electric Vehicle Integration with ISO/RTO Systems," in which it was estimated that 1 million to 2.5 million EV's may be on North American roads by 2015 - 2020. The following graphic illustrates the reports conclusion that the "slow" growth scenario is likely to result in 1 million EV by 2020:
Comprised of 10 North American Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) http://www.isorto.org/atf/cf/%7B5B4E85C6-7EAC-40A0-8DC3-003829518EBD%7D/IRC_Report_Assessment_of_Plug-in_Electric_Vehicle_Integration_with_ISO-RTO_Systems_03232010.pdf
Investorideas.com Newswire For the period from 2017 - 2030, the study finds that: "This period is considered as the beginning of the mass-market...New technologies, advanced features, and new charging capabilities likely will be available. Third-generation PEVs are likely to begin appearing on the market. Most importantly, the vehicles will likely have appeal to mainstream automotive customers and become mass market products."
With an estimated 842 vehicles per 1,000 citizens in the U.S. alone and the developing world's per capita vehicle ownership ratios still exponentially below those of the U.S., the potential market opportunity for EV's and the charging of EV's is challenging to quantify but not difficult to characterize as very large.
Based on the recent capital raise by EV charging system operator Better Place, it seems clear that investors such as GE, UBS, HSBC and Morgan Stanley have concluded that the opportunity is indeed significant for the right operator. Announced November 11, 2011, Better Place recently completed a $200 million financing that valued the company at $2.25 billion on a post money / fully diluted basis. Better Place also reported that the Company has raised $750 million since its founding in 2007.
The Better Place solution is a model in which batteries are switched out rather than re-charged in the vehicle. According to its corporate description, Better Place"owns and operates a network of battery switch stations and public/personal charge spots, along with the supply of batteries that power the cars, to provide drivers with instant range extension and the convenience to drive, switch and go across an entire region." Better Place also reported that the financing proceeds would be used to expand operations into Western Europe and that other deployments are in progress in two U.S. states and several other countries.
As a private company, Better Place has no obligation to disclose detailed operational and financial data, so it is challenging to analyze its valuation relative to publicly traded companies such as Car Charging Group (OTCBB: CCGI), which as noted previously, has reported that its partner relationships provide access to 6.4 million parking spots, while CCGI's recent market capitalization was under $65 million.. There are publicly traded companies such as iGo, Inc. (NASDAQ: IGOI) and ZAGG Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAGG) whose operations have some degree of comparability to those of Car Charging Group(OTCBB: CCGI). However, like some of the electronics industry titans with some manner of presence in the sector, Car Charging Group's (OTCBB: CCGI) comparables generally have operations that also include products and markets other than EV charging systems.
Regardless of the valuation methodology, given the level at which Better Place recently was valued by a group of sophisticated investors, it seems clear that the market is concluding that there is an opportunity to thrive in the car charging sector. Companies with strong systems, management teams, relationships and competitive positions may be worth a closer look for investors interested in finding a way to take advantage of what seems to be a rapidly expanding EV charging market.
Car Charging Group, Inc (OTCBB: CCGI)
Select Stock Trading Data
Recent Stock Price: $1.70
Shares Outstanding: 36.4 million
Float 8.3 million
Recent Market Cap: $62 million
52 Week Range: $0.68 - $6.24
Exchange: OTCBB
Ticker: CCGI
URL: http://www.carcharging.com
Data sourced from Yahoo! Finance; otcbb.com

Patrick Murphy Bio:
Patrick J. Murphy is the owner of Murphy Analytics LLC, a provider of sponsored research coverage on smallcap stocks. Mr. Murphy has nearly 20 years of capital markets experience providing institutional investment and transaction analysis across a range of asset classes including microcap equities, commercial real estate debt and equity, municipal derivatives and public finance, venture capital, fixed income, CMBS and mortgage REIT's. In addition to his work with Murphy Analytics, Mr. Murphy also serves as a consultant to a municipal derivatives advisory firm. Mr. Murphy is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame (1991), with an undergraduate degree in Economics, and earned a Masters Degree in Finance from St. Louis University in 1997. Mr. Murphy is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of St. Louis.
Patrick Murphy Disclaimer:
Readers are advised that the above article is solely for information purposes and should not to be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security. The views expressed herein are based upon the author's analysis of the issuer's public disclosures, and assumes both their accuracy and completeness. The opinions and statements included herein are based on sources (including the companies discussed and public sources) believed to be reliable and in good faith, but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to their accuracy, completeness or correctness. The author has not independently verified the information contained herein. This information is not intended to be used as the sole basis of any investment decisions, nor should it be construed as advice designed to meet the investment needs of any particular investor. You should review a complete information package on all companies, which should include, but not be limited to, the Company's annual report, quarterly reports, press releases and all regulatory filings. The foregoing discussion contains statements which are based on current expectations, estimates and projections, and differences from such expectations, estimates and projections can be expected. The author, Patrick Murphy, was compensated $550 by InvestorIdeas.com for writing this article. Murphy does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this article. Mr. Murphy's research firm, Murphy Analytics, may be engaged for the provision of a research report on the Company in the future.
Comprised of 10 North American Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs)
http://www.isorto.org/atf/cf/%7B5B4E85C6-7EAC-40A0-8DC3-003829518EBD%7D/IRC_Report_Assessment_of_Plug-in_Electric_Vehicle_Integration_with_ISO-RTO_Systems_03232010.pdf
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/facts/2010_fotw617.html
http://www.betterplace.com/the-company-pressroom-pressreleases-detail/index/id/Better%20Place%20Raises%20$200%20Million%20Series%20C%20Financing
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday's Renewable Energy Stocks Trading; (OTC: CWET), DSTI, SATC, ACFN

Point Roberts, WA - December 13, 2011 (Investorideas.com renewable energy/green newswire) Investorideas.com, a leader in cleantech investor research, reports on trading for renewable energy stocks for Monday December 12th.
Wind stock, Clean Wind Energy Tower Inc (OTC:CWET) was a notable gainer and bucked the downward trading as the stock ended higher by 15.79% to $0..22 on over 37.6K shares, extending its weekly gains to over 22%. Clean Wind Energy, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc, has designed and is preparing to develop, and construct large "Downdraft Towers" that use benevolent, non-toxic natural elements to generate electricity and clean water economically by integrating and synthesizing numerous proven as well as emerging technologies.
Solar stock, DayStar Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:DSTI) shares soared 6.67% to $0.32 on very unusual volume of 38K shares. The stock recently made a new 52-week low of $0.13. DayStar Technologies, Inc. has developed a thin film deposition technology for solar photovoltaic (PV) products. The Company utilizes a one-step sputter deposition process.
SatCon Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:SATC) surged 0.04 (1.13%) to close at $0.67, rebounding from its new 52-week low of $0.67 made in the previous trading session. Satcon Technology Corporation (Satcon) is a clean energy technology provider of utility grade power solutions for the renewable energy market, primarily the large-scale commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) markets.
Acorn Energy, Inc.(NASDAQ:ACFN) shares soared 0.05 (0.92%) to $5.48 on high volume of 50.86K shares after the company said that its 84%-owned DSIT subsidiary received a very significant order from an undisclosed Asian customer.
Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (PINK: ABAT) soared 16.67% to $0.350 on light volume of over 748K shares. Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc., (ABAT) is a holding company with one direct subsidiary, Cashtech Investment Limited. Cashtech Investment Limited is also a holding company with two subsidiaries: Harbin ZhongQiang Power-Tech Co., Ltd. (Harbin ZQPT).
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Friday, December 09, 2011

Frac Water Treatment Water Stocks: (AMEX:GRH), (TSX.V: RLE), (OTCBB: SINX), (OTCBB: WSCE)

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Point Roberts, WA - December 9, 2011 � Investorideas.com, a leader in sector research including water stocks and energy stocks continues coverage in the energy and water series, with a trading snapshot of small cap stocks in the sector. Touted to be the next big thing in the water treatment sector, Investorideas.com features ongoing commentary on stocks and industry developments for frac water and produced water treatment.
Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. (TSX-V: RLE.V) closed at $0.83, up 0.04 (5.06%) on over 450,000 shares. Ridgeline Energy Services (TSX-V: RLE.V), an energy services technology company focused on the treatment of wastewater in the oil and gas, commercial and industrial wastewater sectors, announces on December 1 st its second quarter fiscal 2012 financial results for the three months ending September 30, 2011. The Company also provided an update on the commercial progress of its proprietary water treatment system.
Q2 2012 Highlights:
  • Revenue increased 34.5% to $3.2 million from $2.4 million in Q2 2011 as a result of an increase in revenue predominantly from the environmental consulting business.
  • Signed two development agreements with major North American oil and gas companies to test and treat flowback water from hydraulic fracturing operations.
Sionix Corporation (OTC.BB: SINX) closed at $0.0476, up 0.0086 (22.05%) on over 1.6 million shares. The Company announced an update in late November restating August 2011, Sionix signed an agreement to lease property for the installation and operation of a BRF in the Williston Basin of North Dakota. Members of the Sionix management team recently visited the region to interview local and state regulatory authorities and inspect current drilling activities in an effort to enhance the Company's understanding of the present drilling, hydrofracturing and operating procedures relevant to the design, installation and operation of the BRF.
Mr. Jonathan D. Hoopes, President and Chief Operating Officer of GreenHunter Energy, Inc. (NYSE Amex:GRH), presented December 7th, at the 7th Annual Livingston Nanotechnology and Water Innovations Conference being held at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Mr. Hoopes also provided an update on the Company’s Total Water Management Solutions™ business activity in the unconventional shale resource plays. The stock closed down .01 at .79 on Thursday.
Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE ) closed at 0.0117, up 0.0004 (3.54%) on over 1.3 million shares. The stock has traded down since President and CEO Doug Biles left the Company. The Company announced a hunt for new CEO on Friday near the close. Wescorp is a clean water technology company focused on implementing its superior, low-cost, water purification solutions for the oil and gas production industry and for marine remediation projects.
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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Wind Energy Stock News; Juhl Wind (OTCBB:JUHL) Announces Completion and Startup of the Winona County Wind Project

WOODSTOCK, Minn. - December 7, 2011 Investorideas.com Renewable Energy Newswire - Juhl Wind Inc. (OTCBB: JUHL), the Leader in Community Wind Power, today announced the official commercial operation date of the $3.6 million Winona County Wind Project in Winona County , MN. The Winona County Wind project is one of the first sites in North America to utilize two Unison, direct-drive wind turbine generators, a leading technology based on an advanced, gearless system. The project was developed and constructed by Juhl Energy Development Inc., the wholly-owned, development subsidiary of Juhl Wind , Inc. In addition, Juhl Renewable Asset Investment Inc. is the project's majority equity owner as Juhl adds the Winona County Wind Project to its portfolio alongside the recently acquired 10 MW Woodstock Hills Wind Farm.
"Completion of the Winona County Wind Project is the result of a great team of professionals working together to build this project over the course of three years," stated Corey Juhl , VP of Project Development of Juhl Wind , Inc. "We truly could not have completed this project if it wasn't for the help of the Winona County Economic Development Authority, and the patience of the family who owns the property on which the project is situated, it was a total team effort. This project has already provided significant economic benefits to Winona County in the form of construction jobs and maintenance employment opportunities and will continue to provide these benefits over the long-term."
"It is significant for Juhl Wind investors to note our investment in the Winona County project," added John Mitola , President of Juhl Wind Inc. "Our decision to become the majority owner and operator of this project is consistent with our stated plan to continue to add renewable assets to our balance sheet. Winona becomes our second wind farm system following our acquisition of Woodstock Hills. In this way, Juhl participates in development proceeds, construction work and ongoing electricity sales. Furthermore, we also typically provide long-term operation, maintenance and administrative services on projects we own through our Juhl Energy Services subsidiary - as we have done here at Winona and at Woodstock Hills. This reflects the very definitive plan to use our expertise, experience and personnel in all stages of wind farm development and operation."
"Our Winona County project is now the fifth wind project we have completed in the past 24 months," stated Dan Juhl , Chairman and CEO of Juhl Wind Inc. "We will soon be announcing the results of a sixth project before the end of 2011. We believe this represents an unprecedented level of performance for a company of our size and it is driving strong financial results like those we reported at the end of the 3rd Quarter. These recently completed projects include Adams Wind, Danielson Wind , Grant County Wind, Woodstock Municipal Wind and Winona County Wind, representing over 62 megawatts and almost $125 million in capital development. We have fully developed, managed construction and brought most of these projects into full-service over the past two years and will be wrapping up work on all of them in the last quarter of this year."
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Juhl Wind is an established leader in Community Based Wind Power development and management, focused on wind farm projects throughout the United States and Canada. Juhl Wind pioneered community-based wind farms, developing the currently accepted financial, operational and legal structure providing local ownership of medium-to-large scale wind farms. To date, the Company has completed 20 wind farm projects and provides operations management and oversight across the portfolio. Juhl Wind services every aspect of wind farm development from full development and ownership, general consultation, construction management and system operations and maintenance. With its acquisition of the Winona County Project and Woodstock Hills wind farm in April of 2011, the Company now owns and operates 11.8 MWs of wind power. Through its Next Generation Power Systems subsidiary ("NextGen'), Juhl Wind also provides full sales and service to smaller, on-site wind and solar projects in addition to our larger Community Wind Farms. Juhl Wind is based in Woodstock, Minnesota and is traded on the OTCBB under the symbol JUHL. Additional information is available at the Company's website at www.juhlwind.com or by calling 877-584-5946 (or 877-JUHLWIN).
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Monday, December 05, 2011

Clean Energy and Water Series; Q&A Interview with Jud Hill, Managing Director of NGP Global Adaptation Partners

Point Roberts, WA - December 5, 2011 - Investorideas.com, a leader in sector research including water stocks and energy stocks issues a Q&A interview with Jud Hill, Managing Director of NGP Global Adaptation Partners, L.P. (www.ngpgap.com). NGP Global Adaptation Partners currently invests in water resources and services and food and agriculture.
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Jud, your recently spoke and acted as a moderator at the Water 2.0 Investment Summit Toronto, Canada on November 9, 2011. The theme for your discussion was Resource Recovery - Poised for Investment; can you give us some key points you walked away with?
A: Jud Hill, Managing Director of NGP Global Adaptation Partners, L.P.
Simply said, water that has historically been labeled "waste water" is a misnomer. Many wastewater volumes contain numerous constituents that now are cost effectively recovered,. These compounds include nitrogen , phosphates and trace elements which can be recovered and reused.. Not only can these compounds be reused, removing them from the water prior to discharge can dramatically reduce environmental harm in the receiving streams. Such as eutrophication (explosion of plant growth) as well as anoxia or dead zones which occurs when these plants dye and consume all the available oxygen in the water killing fish and other aquatic life. This is particularly relevant regarding areas called CAFOS, centralizes animal feeding operations, such as those operated by large chicken and pork producers.
Also with the price of energy continuing to rise, the sludge or biological byproducts from waste water treatment operations has become a very valuable resource. In many cases, the inherent btu values of these sludges can be directly converted to energy (biogas) or further processed into usable fertilizers.
In general, it is important to note that this resource recovery sector is not waiting for technology innovation to catch up (most are proven and ready to go) it is more a function that the demand drivers caused by appropriate regulation and the economic returns garnered by recovering these valued commodities
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You had told me recently your firm was looking at investment in companies in frac water treatment. Can you tell us the kind of companies and technologies you are seeing?
A: Jud Hill, Managing Director of NGP Global Adaptation Partners, L.P.
The frac water sourcing/treatment/recycle and disposal services sector is undergoing explosive growth throughout the United States and Canada. That said every gas or oil shale formation has different water issues. For example, sourcing fresh frac water is becoming a challenge in the Southwest such as in the Eagle Ford formation with salt water ejection wells which are used for final disposal of used frac waters are rather prolific...whereas in the Northeast such as in the Marcellus formation, fresh water is readily available, however due to different geology, disposal thru deep salt water injection wells is not feasible.
With such significant volumes of water now being utilized.(estimated 5 million gallons per frac) many operators are beginning to deploy numerous treatment and recycling solutions to reuse frac waters for follow on frac drilling operations. Numerous technologies or treatment trains are being deployed ranging from electro coagulation, reverse osmosis, ozonation, dissolved air flotation and crystallization. Simply said there is no "silver bullet" to solve the treatment issue. The successful water services providers are finding that recognizing the range of water qualities they are seeing in the field that more of a "tool box" approach is necessary…sing the right set of treatment solutions that are directly applicable to a specific frac water quality. Frac water can vary greatly as a function of total dissolved solids (TDS), biological and trace metal constituents. In essence the successful service providers will be those that understand that price, efficacy and reliability will be the determining metrics for their drilling customers.
These solutions may also change depending on the near term treatment of "flow back" water which is generated while the well is being developed vs. the longer, multi year, water production, "produced water" that flows during the life of the well.
There will also be participates in the frac water value chain that will focus on water movement logistics (trucking and or pipelines), both onsite and offsite (regional) frac water treatment operations as well as final disposal options thru deep salt water injection wells.
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Can you give investors some of the publicly traded stocks in this space?
A: Jud Hill, Managing Director of NGP Global Adaptation Partners, L.P.
There are very few public companies that have a particular focus in the frac water treatment area. A few example public micro cap companies include, Green Hunter, Abtech and Sionex. Some of the larger players that participate in the frac water treatment space include, GE, Veolia, Halliburton, Heckman Water and Danaher
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Some of the commentary on this growing sector compares the demand to the gold rush of the water industry. Is it all regulatory driven or is the energy industry looking for water treatment solutions based on their own environmental agendas?
A: Jud Hill, Managing Director of NGP Global Adaptation Partners, L.P
Ever evolving regulations will be a key underpinning for the viability of the water industry, just has it has been since the passage of the Clean Water Act in the 1970s. Generally speaking, regulations always continue to be more stringent. Regarding the energy industry, I think it's fair to say that essentially all responsible energy companies are being proactive in applying effective water management solutions. In most cases energy companies find that being a good steward of the environment is also good economics. For example, establishing effective ways to recycle frac water is in most cases a lot cheaper than "hauling in" and hauling out" large volumes of water and it is also better for the environment let alone reduced wear and tear on public roads…many of which are rural.
A recent example of increasing regulation was initiated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (PADER). The PADER recently ruled that frac water can no longer be discharged to public owned treatment operations (POTW's) causing all Pennsylvania frac water to be treated/recycled on site or trucked to Ohio for deep well injection…a much more expensive proposition.
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What do you see as the main points to pay attention to in the water sector for 2012?
A : Jud Hill, Managing Director of NGP Global Adaptation Partners, L.P.
I think we will continue to see a consistent move forward recognizing that water is no longer a "free good" but a valued commodity. Albeit the current "price" of water to all consumers is still extremely cheap relative to its value, we will continue to see the price of water increase as appropriate and proven solutions are more broadly implemented to recycle and reuse water.
It's always useful to remember the old quote from Ben Franklin, "We will know the value of water when the well runs dry"
About NGP Global Adaptation Partners (www.ngpgap.com)
NGP Global Adaptation Partners (NGP GAP) is a dedicated pool of capital that will draw upon NGP's 22 years of experience investing in natural resources. The broad themes linking NGP GAP's investments are all related to the need for the world to adapt to a changing planet, most specifically the nexus of energy, agricultural and water. Major, irreversible forces are causing this need: population growth and economic development, urbanization and unplanned coastal development, and climate change.
Judson Hill, Managing Director, NGP Global Adaptation Partners
Mr. Hill joined NGP in 2010 and serves as a Managing Director of the NGP funds. He is an industry leader in the water and environmental services sector. He has over 30 years of experience in both water and environmental service company operations as well as over a decade of private equity experience in the water industry. He leads NGP's efforts in sourcing, execution and monitoring of opportunities in the water and environmental services sectors. Prior to joining NGP, Mr. Hill was a Managing Partner with Summit Global Management, Inc. where he was responsible for all private equity investments in the water sector. From 1999 to 2008, he served as a Managing Director of Aqua International Partners and then The Halifax Group, both affiliates of the Texas Pacific Group. Mr. Hill's early career was with Atlantic Richfield and Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he held operating and executive roles in the environmental and water sectors. Mr. Hill received a Bachelor of Science in Biology / Chemistry in 1977 from Edinboro State University and a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering in 1979 from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as a Trustee of the Water Keeper Alliance.
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Friday, December 02, 2011

Nanotech and Solar Energy Stock Investor Alert: Magnolia Solar (OTC.BB: MGLT) Reports $750,000 Project for US Air Force Research Lab

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).
The Company's stock traded in a range of $0.15 to $0.30 in the past two days.
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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Thursday, December 01, 2011

How China Direct Industries (NASDAQ:CDII) Plays Key Role in Green Metal of the 21st Century

How China Direct Industries (NASDAQ:CDII) Plays Key Role in Green Metal of the 21st Century

What’s Driving Magnesium Markets of the Future? Lighter Cars and Magnesium Batteries on the Roads of the Future


POINT ROBERTS, November 30, 2011 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal for independent investors, reports on the future demands for magnesium with the green auto sector and how magnesium producer China Direct Industries Inc, (NASDAQ:CDII) plays a key role with the “ green metal of the 21st Century”.

China currently controls 80- 85 percent of the global magnesium market and China Direct Industries Inc, (NASDAQ:CDII) is one of the largest suppliers of pure magnesium in the world.

Recent short term global demand is down due to concerns over the debt crisis in the eurozone but domestic demand in China remains strong. Global demand can turn again as economies stabilize and new uses and applications also drive the overall market for magnesium.

According to a recent Forbes article “Fuel economy mandates will spur the development of lighter cars with materials like aluminum, magnesium and composites. EVs and hybrid vehicles will use materials such as lithium and rare earth metals like neodymium and lanthanum.”

But that may be changing as well and magnesium may be added to the mix in the battery market.

Pellion Technologies, funded by Khosla Ventures, is launching the world's first commercial magnesium battery. Pellion is developing a rechargeable magnesium-ion battery for electric and hybrid-electric vehicle applications

China Direct Industries Inc, (NASDAQ:CDII) is currently expanding the magnesium segment of it business, focusing operations on the management of facilities previously owned or controlled by Yulee Huang, a member of China Direct Industries’ board of directors and its executive vice president - magnesium.

“We currently operate four magnesium facilities in China within our Magnesium segment that produce and/or distribute magnesium products such as pure magnesium ingots, magnesium powders, granules and alloys. The current annual production capacity within our Magnesium segment is approximately 50,000 metric tons of pure magnesium ingots and 10,000 metric tons of magnesium powder. Our goal is to consolidate the fragmented industry and emerge as a global leader in the production and distribution of pure magnesium and magnesium related products.”

Benefits of Magnesium;

Stronger and lighter than steel and aluminum

33% lighter than aluminum, 60% lighter than titanium, and 75%
lighter than steel

*Magnesium is known as the green metal of the 21st century

Auto Industry and Magnesium;
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Auto industry is the greatest end user of magnesium specifically
magnesium alloying and die-casting

US Energy Law requires average fleet to increase MPG to 35 by
2020

EU Emissions Law requires automakers to cut CO2 emissions to 130
g/km by 2012 and 95 g/km by 2020

Automakers are looking to magnesium to reduce the weight of the
vehicle, increase MPG and reduce CO2; a 10% reduction in vehicle
weight leads to an estimated 6-8% savings in fuel consumption

Worldwide motor vehicle production at a rate of 77.6 million vehicles
in 2010 represents substantial potential market for magnesium and
its alloys

Forbes article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2011/11/29/megabets-and-megarisks-remaking-the-auto-industry/
*Source: asianmetal.com

China Direct Industries Inc, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDII), is a U.S. based company that sources, produces and distributes industrial commodities in China and the Americas and provides business and financial consulting services. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida with corporate offices in Shanghai, China Direct Industries' unique infrastructure provides a platform to expand business opportunities globally while effectively and efficiently accessing the U.S. capital markets.

For more information about China Direct Industries, please visit http://www.cdii.net

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Green Energy Stock Alert; Magnolia Solar (OTCBB: MGLT) Receives $750,000 Phase II Award from US Air Force Research Laboratory

WOBURN, MA and ALBANY, NY - November 30 2011 (Investorideas.com Renewable Energy Newswire) Magnolia Solar Corporation (OTCBB: MGLT) (“Magnolia”) announced today that 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-efficiency, thin-film solar cells for commercial and defense requirements.
Dr. Ashok K. Sood, President and CEO of Magnolia Solar Corporation, stated, "Photovoltaic devices can provide a mobile source of electrical power for a variety of military applications in space and terrestrial environments. Many of these applications can directly benefit from enhancements in the efficiency of the photovoltaic devices. In particular, flexible, lightweight, high-efficiency solar cells are needed to maximize the power-generating capability of space, ground-based, and air-based defense applications. The patent-pending technology developed during this program is expected to have immediate market opportunities for defense applications . We look forward to continuing our partnerships with MicroLink Devices and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during this Phase II program.”
Dr. Roger E. Welser, Magnolia's Chief Technical Officer, observed, "Current approaches to increase the efficiency of multi-junction structures typically used for space power generation are reaching practical limitations due to fundamental constraints in conventional multi-junction device design. By combining wide and narrow bandgap material within each p-n junction, quantum-structured solar cells can overcome these constraints and increase the current and the voltage output of each subcell within a multi-junction solar cell. The Phase I effort leveraged the epitaxial liftoff process developed at MicroLink Devices in Niles, IL, and has demonstrated the validity of Magnolia's extended heterojunction photovoltaic device concept. Ultimately our approach provides a pathway for obtaining thin, flexible, multi-junction solar cells with efficiency approaching 40%.”
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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