While engineers build cheaper and more efficient solar panels to soak up more of the sun’s rays, it’s storage that needs a breakthrough so that solar energy can be used when the sun’s not shining. Batteries, at least those we have today, just aren’t cutting it. “We need to find a way to store massive amounts of electrical energy,” says Michael Aziz, a professor of energy technologies at Harvard University. “That’s the single biggest obstacle to getting a large fraction of our electricity from solar power.”
Morgan Solar was founded in 2007 by brothers John Paul Morgan and Nicolas Morgan as an optical technology company with the goal of achieving solar power generation at costs rivalling traditional energy sources. Since its founding, Morgan Solar has grown to employ over 50 scientists, engineers and business administrators in the GTA as well as a number of manufacturing experts, test site managers and business developers outside of Canada.