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Entech-Led Team To Develop Advanced Solar Arrays For Spacecraft SpaceDaily

A space technology team led by Entech, Inc., has been awarded a $1,825,000 contract from NASA to develop a unique solar array for powering future satellites and spacecraft. The new solar array uses flexible, ultra-light lenses to focus sunlight onto high-efficiency solar cells, achieving unprecedented performance. NASA has already tested a prototype of the new Entech solar array with a record 27.4% efficiency converting sunlight to electricity. This efficiency is more than double the efficiency of the recently deployed solar arrays on the International Space Station.