Oct 26, 2011   4:50 PM

Magnolia Solar Presents at the 4th Annual NanoRenewable Energy Summit 2011 Conference in Colorado

Company Continues to Make Progress Toward Commercialization

WOBURN, MA and ALBANY, NY (Oct 26, 2011) -  Magnolia Solar Corporation (OTCBB: MGLT) ("Magnolia Solar") announces that James Egerton, Vice President of Product Development of its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., presented progress on the Company's nanostructure-based thin-film solar cells, as well as recent groundbreaking results on its nanostructured antireflection coatings, at the 4th Annual NanoRenewable Energy Summit 2011 Conference in Colorado on October 25. The conference was held at the Colorado School of Mines and was organized in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.

Magnolia Solar recently announced that it has demonstrated solar cell devices that provide high-voltage performance compared to what is currently possible in single-junction solar cells. The Company has also demonstrated anti-reflection coating technology that reduces reflection losses and makes the solar cells operable in a wide range of conditions from dusk to dawn. This technology improves solar cell performance by capturing light energy that would otherwise be reflected in traditional solar cells during dusk and dawn. Magnolia is focused on demonstrating nanostructure-based solar cells that have much higher efficiency than is currently available, with the goal of reducing cost per watt. The Company has filed numerous patents to protect the technologies it has demonstrated.

Dr. Ashok K. Sood, President and CEO of Magnolia Solar Corporation, stated, "Magnolia is working on cutting-edge technology for high-efficiency nanostructure-based solar cells. This work is funded by the Air Force, NASA and NYSERDA. We also are benefiting from our presence at the Albany Nanotech facility, which provides us with a unique opportunity to take advantage of the infrastructure in place in the Capital region."

Dr. Sood further stated, "Magnolia continues to add to its patent portfolio and is working on its patent-pending nanostructured anti-reflection coating technology as a candidate for near-term commercialization. This antireflection technology is designed to allow enhanced energy absorption from the sun and to increase solar cell efficiency throughout the day. This technology has been funded by the Department of Defense and NYSERDA, and we continue to explore additional government funding to further demonstrate large area coverage for commercialization."


About Magnolia Solar Corporation:

Based in Woburn, MA and Albany, NY, Magnolia Solar was founded in 2008 to develop and commercialize revolutionary new thin film solar cell technologies that employ nanostructured materials and designs. Both higher current and 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 produce high efficiency solar cells, and incorporates a unique nanostructure-based antireflection coating technology to further increase the solar cell's efficiency, thereby reducing the cost per watt. Magnolia Solar technology targets electrical power generation applications, such as power for electrical grids and distributed power applications ranging from commercial and residential lighting to specialized military applications.

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