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Magnolia Solar Receives Solar Cell Patent

Photonics Spectra
Apr 2017
WOBURN, Mass. — Solar cell technology developer Magnolia Solar Inc. has been awarded a U.S. patent for the development and construction of a multi-junction solar cell employing extended heterojunction and step-graded antireflection structures.

“We have been aggressively pursuing more than a dozen U.S. patent applications as a means to protect our intellectual property in the field of flexible photovoltaics and nanostructured antireflection coating technologies,” said Ashok K. Sood, president of Magnolia Solar. “These patents pertain to novel device structures for increasing the efficiency of lightweight, high-performance thin-film solar cells. These novel structures employ nanostructured absorbers and leverage optical light trapping mechanisms to increase the current output of thin-film solar cells.”

Magnolia Solar is actively working on the development of flexible, lightweight, high-efficiency solar cell technologies for a wide range of portable power applications. Its portfolio includes nanostructured antireflection coatings, advanced thin-film photovoltaic absorber structures and novel, low-cost manufacturing processes.

GLOSSARY
solar cell
A device for converting sunlight into electrical energy, consisting of a sandwich of P-type and N-type semiconducting wafers. A photon with sufficient energy striking the cell can dislodge an electron from an atom near the interface of the two crystal types. Electrons released in this way, collected at an electrode, can constitute an electrical current.
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