Magnolia Solar Corp., a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules for defense and commercial applications, says its wholly owned subsidiary Magnolia Solar Inc. has received a second Phase I SBIR/STTR Program from the United States Air Force.
This award is to develop high-efficiency thin-film quantum-dot solar cells for defense applications. According to the company, the use of quantum dots in thin-film cells has the potential to produce high-efficiency single-junction solar cells. Current technologies typically use multiple junctions (e.g., triple-junction solar cells) to produce high-efficiency solar cells for defense applications.
‘This technology will complement the solar cell development work underway at Magnolia under previous funding from NYSERDA, the U.S. Air Force and other sources,’ says Dr. Ashok K. Sood, president and CEO of Magnolia Solar Corp.
SOURCE: Magnolia Solar