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Firefly Aerospace Selects mPower Technology to Power Orbital Transfer Vehicle

mPower’s customized DragonSCALES silicon solar modules to provide cost-effective power solution for orbit-raising missions   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 14, 2022 – Innovative solar technology company, mPower Technology, today announced that its DragonSCALES™ solar power modules have been selected by Firefly Aerospace, Inc., an emerging leader in economical launch vehicles, spacecraft, and in-space services, to provide …

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Growing DragonSCALES

mPower Technology, a solar company operated out of Carlsbad, announced in February it had raised $10 million in Series B financing to expand the company’s R&D and manufacturing capabilities.The company’s DragonSCALES technology is a flexible mesh of small, lightweight solar cells that are designed to power space commercialization and exploration missions. https://www.sdbj.com/news/2022/mar/14/growing-dragonscales/

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Rep. Stansbury Highlights STEM Jobs and Opportunities for New Mexico in Newly Passed Bill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Today, U.S. Representative Melanie Stansbury (N.M.-01) held a virtual press conference with representatives from Build with Robots, RS21, and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. During the press conference, Rep. Stansbury highlighted the science and technology investments and economic benefits of the Partnerships for Energy Security and Innovation Act, a bill she passed as an amendment to the America COMPETES …

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Flexible PV panels based on hyperconnected back-contact solar cells

US start-up mPower Technology is scaling up its flexible crystalline silicon solar module technology for spatial and terrestrial applications. The back-contact solar panels consist of micro-singulated silicon dies that are “hyper-interconnected” in series or in parallel. The devices have efficiency ranging from 22 to 23% depending on the size or applications. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2022/02/18/flexible-pv-panels-based-on-hyperconnected-back-contact-solar-cells/

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Albuquerque-based mPower Technology raises $10M to scale production of solar cells

Albuquerque’s mPower Technology, which makes solar cells for spacecraft, will expand its footprint and workforce with a $10 million Series B funding round. MPower announced on Tuesday its most recent round of funding, which raised its total amount raised to $16.5 million. Investors included Cottonwood Technology Fund VC in Santa Fe, which led the round. …

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Solar panel startup mPower Technology secures funds for mass production

TAMPA, Fla. — Startup mPower Technology said Feb. 1 it has raised $10 million to accelerate production of silicon-based solar panels that gained flight heritage last summer. Early-stage investment firm Cottonwood Technology Fund led the Series B funding round, joined by Hemisphere Ventures and other space investors. https://spacenews.com/solar-panel-startup-mpower-technology-secures-funds-for-mass-production/

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mPower Technology Raises $10 Million in Series B Financing

Latest round to fund high-volume manufacturing, team growth and commercial expansion ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – February 1, 2022 – Innovative solar technology company, mPower Technology, today announced that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding, led by Cottonwood Technology Fund and various space sector investors. The Series B round will fund growth in the company’s volume manufacturing …

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mPower Technology Raises Additional $1.85 Million in Series A Funding

Total investment of $4.35 million to support product and market development ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 24, 2020 – Innovative solar technology company, mPower Technology, today announced it has closed an additional $1.85 million in Series A funding, bringing the company’s total Series A round to $4.35 million. The extension round included investments from Cottonwood Technology Fund, NMA Ventures, and various …

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Sandia-developed solar cell technology reaches space

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Somewhere among the glitter of the night sky is a small satellite powered by innovative, next-generation solar cell technology developed at Sandia National Laboratories. Former Sandia National Laboratories scientist Murat Okandan in 2017 shows a prototype of small, lightweight, flexible solar cell technology developed at the labs. The technology was licensed by …

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