PV cells with nanotube pillars on metal substrates

MSGI Technology Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: MSGI), a provider of proprietary solutions to commercial and government organizations, provided a science and technology update to its investors on its solar cell array based on nanotube pillars.

Click to EnlargeMarch 3, 2011 – MARKET WIRE — MSGI Technology Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: MSGI), a provider of proprietary solutions to commercial and government organizations, provided a science and technology update to its investors on its solar cell array based on nanotube pillars.

As part of MSGI Space Act Agreements with NASA, scientists have developed an improved solar cell array. The research has been based on building nanotube pillar arrays on top of metal substrates. Scientists have been growing carbon nanotubes (CNT) for the light trapping structure, which will minimize reflected light. The nanostructures increased surface to volume ratio.

Computational models have helped optimize the shape of the light-trapping structures, which will significantly improve the conversion efficiency of the photovoltaic systems. The new prototypes have been dubbed 3D solar cells.

Click to EnlargeJeremy Barbera, CEO of MSGI Technology Solutions, commented, “Alongside our NASA partners, we have been making great technological strides in the areas of chemical sensing and solar energy. Our innovative technology has the ability to improve many facets of society including homeland security, environmental testing, diagnostic testing, energy conservation and much more.”

MSGI Technology Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: MSGI) is a provider of proprietary solutions to commercial and government organizations. MSGI has executed several Space Act Agreements with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), forming a partnership between MSGI and the NASA Ames Research Center for the purpose of research and development, technology transfer and near-term commercialization of NASA inventions.

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