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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.
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