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Posted: Mar 25, 2012

Magnolia Solar's Nanotechnology Rivals the Costs and Efficiency of Traditional Solar Market Technology

(Nanowerk News) This month, Energy Digital interviews Magnolia Solar's CEO Dr. Ashok Sood on the company's breakthrough technology that employs nanotechnology to increase the efficiencies of traditional silicone-based solar cells.
With a brief overview of the current solar landscape, Sood explains how Magnolia's use of nanostructure-based coatings allows for the full absorption of all light. Not only will that allow for light absorption in areas with little sunlight, but will boast efficiencies of 13 to 20 percent at as low as 50 cents per watt--the lowest on the market.
Any takers? NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the National Science Foundation are investing heavily into the research and pilot programs needed to push Magnolia's unique concept along. With extensive experience in the solar industry, Sood and his team predict a brighter future for solar is on the brink. Solyndra and other ills from the past year have given solar a bad name to some respect, but the industry is still young and is showing signs of exceptional promise in upcoming years.
To read these articles and more, visit: http://www.energydigital.com/magazines/10520
About Energy Digital
Energy Digital is a leading digital media source of news and content for C-level executives focused on business and all aspects of managing the environment. Energy Digital provides information for industry specific issues such as: Renewables; Global Operations; Exploration and Production, and Green Business. Energy Digital is the industry-dedicated arm of the WDM Group. Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Glen White, WDM Group retains a diversified portfolio of websites, magazines, mobile apps, daily news feeds and weekly e-newsletters that leverage technology to innovatively deliver high-quality content, analytical data, and industry news.
Energy Digital is headquartered in San Diego, California, with additional offices in Boston, Toronto, Mumbai, and Norwich, England. For more information, contact 1-760-827-7800 or visit http://www.energydigital.com.
Source: Energy Digital (press release)
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