Magnolia Solar will be updating the scientific community of its results towards the development of a high-efficiency, thin-film solar cell during the 22nd Space Photovoltaic Research and Technology (SPRAT) Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on September 22. Magnolia was working under the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with Kopin Corporation and MicroLink Devices. Dr. Roger Welser, CTO of Magnolia will present the latest technical results in his “Thin-Film Quantum Well Waveguide Solar Cells,” presentation at the SPRAT conference.
Dr. Ashok Sood, president and CEO of Magnolia Solar, stated, “The objective of Magnolia's NASA-funded program is to create a flexible, ultra-high efficiency, thin-film solar cell technology. By combining a quantum-structured active region with advanced light-trapping strategies, we have a pathway to achieve high solar electric conversion efficiency (greater than 30%) over a wider range of operating conditions. The next phase of this project will focus on combining three patent-pending structures into one high-performance photovoltaic device prototype. In collaboration with our partners, we will continue to update our shareholders as we work to meet our milestones.”