Magnolia Solar Recipient of US Patent on Roll-to-Roll Flexible Solar Cell Production

Issued Patent Strengthens Magnolia's IP Position in the Field of Flexible Photovoltaics

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magnolia Solar Corporation (OTCQB:MGLT) ("Magnolia Solar") announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., was recently issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Magnolia Solar, Inc. is the assignee of US Patent No. 8,865,506 which describes a roll-to-roll process method for fabricating solar cells. The patent issued on October 21, 2014 and is designed to protect and enhance Magnolia's innovations in the field of flexible photovoltaics.

Magnolia Solar is actively working on the development of flexible, lightweight, high-efficiency solar cell technologies for a wide range of portable power applications. Magnolia Solar's technology portfolio includes nanostructured antireflection coatings, advanced photovoltaic absorber structures, and novel, low-cost manufacturing processes. The latest patent issued to Magnolia Solar describes a roll-to-roll solution process for fabricating flexible solar cells employing copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) absorber materials.

Dr. Ashok K. Sood, President and CEO of Magnolia Solar, stated, "We have been aggressively pursuing more than a dozen US patent applications as a means to protect our intellectual property (IP) in the field of flexible photovoltaics. The 8,865,506 patent pertains to a novel manufacturing method utilizing roll-to-roll solution processes. This technology has the potential to significantly reduce the manufacturing costs associated with the production of flexible photovoltaic modules."

About Magnolia Solar Corporation:

Based in Albany, NY and Woburn, MA, Magnolia Solar was founded in 2008 to develop and commercialize revolutionary flexible thin-film solar cell technologies that employ nanostructured materials and designs. Both higher current and higher voltage outputs are expected from thin-film solar cells that combine Magnolia's exclusive material structures with advanced optical coatings. Magnolia's patent-pending technology has the ability to capture a larger part of the solar spectrum to enable high efficiency solar cells, and incorporates a unique nanostructure-based anti-reflection coating technology to further increase solar cell efficiency, thereby reducing the cost per watt. The company is targeting a variety of civilian and defense applications for its photovoltaic solar cells. Magnolia's solar cell technology can be used to generate power for existing electrical grids, and is particularly well-suited for distributed and portable power generation applications.

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