Ecoark Holdings, Inc. Subsidiary Magnolia Solar Awarded U.S. Patent on Thin Film Solar Cells on Flexible Substrates and Methods of Constructing the Same

Rogers, AR (April 4, 2017) – Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: EARK), a provider of a growing suite of proprietary technologies and services that drive sustainability and facilitate sustainable growth for a wide range of clients, today announced its subsidiary Magnolia Solar, Inc. has recently been awarded a new U.S. patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The U.S. Patent No 9,590,133 issued on March 7, 2017 relates to the development of “Thin Film Solar Cells and Methods of constructing the same.”

Magnolia Solar develops flexible, lightweight, high-efficiency solar cell technologies for a wide range of applications including portable power applications. Magnolia Solar’s technology portfolio includes nanostructured antireflection coatings, advanced thin film photovoltaic absorber structures, and novel low-cost manufacturing processes. Flexible thin film solar cells are an attractive source of portable and mobile power, as they can be integrated into flexible, lightweight photovoltaic modules that can operate in both terrestrial and space environments.

Magnolia Solar, Inc. is now the assignee of seven U.S. Patents and has 16 additional patent applications that are at various stages of review at the U.S. Patent Office. These issued patents describe and protect Magnolia Solar’s innovations in the field of high-performance, lightweight flexible solar cells for photovoltaic applications and expands the intellectual property portfolio to these issued patents.

The issuance of this most recent U.S. patent is the second in 2017 for Magnolia Solar. On January 10, 2017, it was issued U.S. Patent No. 9,543,456 related to the development of “Multijunction Solar Cell Employing Extended Heterojunction and Step Graded Antireflection Structures and Methods of constructing the same.” These patents build the intellectual property for Magnolia Solar, a subsidiary of Ecoark Holdings, Inc.

“We are pleased that our subsidiary, Magnolia Solar has been awarded a second patent this year. These patents ensure the protection of our technology in the field of flexible photovoltaics and nanostructured Antireflection Coating technologies,” said Troy Richards, Chief Administrative Officer, Ecoark Holdings Inc.

“As solar applications become more mainstream, it’s important that the industry makes advances in the technology in order to increase the efficiency and drive the costs down. The team at Magnolia Solar have made great strides as they pursue the commercialization of solar technology, and this newly awarded patent is validation of that work,” said Jay Puchir, CEO, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. “As a company focused on sustainability, all of us at Ecoark are tremendously proud of this accomplishment.”

About Ecoark Holdings, Inc.

Based in Rogers, AR and founded in 2011, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. is a growth-oriented company based in the retail and logistics hub of Northwest Arkansas. Ecoark’s portfolio of technology solutions increase operational visibility and improve organizational transparency for a wide range of corporate clients.

Ecoark’s technologies fight waste in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chains across the evolving global economy. Ecoark’s portfolio of companies and technologies work to integrate people, processes, and data in order to overcome ingrained operational hurdles and create new revenue streams.

Ecoark’s vision is to expose the cycles of waste that reduce efficiency and cost effectiveness across the business landscape. Ecoark’s strategically acquired subsidiaries have anticipated and responded to key economic factors impacting every business today.

Ecoark addresses these vital economic factors through four active subsidiaries, Zest Labs, Eco3d, Pioneer Products, and Magnolia Solar.

For more information, please visit http://www.ecoarkusa.com/.

Forward Looking Statement:

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning our business and possible or assumed future results of operations. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many reasons including: our ability to continue as a going concern; adverse economic changes affecting markets we serve; competition in our markets and industry segments; our timing and the profitability of entering new markets; greater than expected costs, customer acceptance of our products or difficulties related to our integration of the businesses we may acquire; and other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in our public announcements and SEC filings. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and our future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this document to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by law.

Ecoark Holdings, Inc. Subsidiary Magnolia Solar Awarded U.S. Patent on High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cell for Space and Portable Power Applications

Rogers, AR (February 8, 2017) – Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: EARK), a provider of a growing suite of proprietary technologies and services that drive sustainability and facilitate sustainable growth for a wide range of clients, today announced its subsidiary Magnolia Solar, Inc. has recently been awarded a new U.S. patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The U.S. Patent No 9,543,456 issued on January 10, 2017 relates to the development of “Multijunction Solar Cell Employing Extended Heterojunction and Step Graded Antireflection Structures and Methods of constructing the same.”

Magnolia Solar is actively working on the development of flexible, lightweight, high-efficiency solar cell technologies for a wide range of portable power applications. Magnolia Solar’s technology portfolio includes nanostructured antireflection coatings, advanced thin-film photovoltaic absorber structures, and novel, low-cost manufacturing processes. Thin-film solar cells are an attractive source of portable and mobile power, as they can be integrated into flexible, lightweight photovoltaic modules that can operate in both terrestrial and space environments.

Magnolia Solar has approximately 15 additional patent applications that are at various stages of review at the U.S. Patent Office. Magnolia Solar, Inc. is the assignee of six U.S. Patents. These issued patents describe and protect Magnolia’s innovations in the field of high-performance, lightweight flexible solar cells for photovoltaic applications, and expands the intellectual property portfolio to these issued patents.

“We have been aggressively pursuing more than a dozen U.S. patent applications as a means to protect our intellectual property in the field of flexible photovoltaics and nanostructured Antireflection Coating technologies,” said Dr. Ashok K. Sood, President of Magnolia Solar. “These patents pertain to novel device structures for increasing the efficiency of lightweight, high-performance thin-film solar cells. These novel structures employ nanostructured absorbers and leverage optical light trapping mechanisms to increase the current output of thin-film solar cells.”

“We are proud of the work of Dr. Sood and the team at Magnolia Solar, and for the tremendous accomplishment that the issuance of this new U.S. patent represents,” said Randy May, Chairman and CEO, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. “There is significant opportunity within the solar industry as end users search for more efficient technologies, and we will continue to build our technologies to meet those needs and further penetrate the market moving forward.”

About Ecoark Holdings, Inc.

Based in Rogers, AR and founded in 2011, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. is a growth-oriented company based in the retail and logistics hub of Northwest Arkansas. Ecoark’s portfolio of technology solutions increase operational visibility and improve organizational transparency for a wide range of corporate clients.

Ecoark’s technologies fight waste in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chains across the evolving global economy. Ecoark’s portfolio of companies and technologies work to integrate people, processes, and data in order to overcome ingrained operational hurdles and create new revenue streams.

Ecoark’s vision is to expose the cycles of waste that reduce efficiency and cost effectiveness across the business landscape. Ecoark’s strategically acquired subsidiaries have anticipated and responded to key economic factors impacting every business today.

Ecoark addresses these vital economic factors through four active subsidiaries, Zest Labs, Eco3d, Pioneer Products, and Magnolia Solar.

For more information, please visit http://www.ecoarkusa.com/.

Forward Looking Statement:

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning our business and possible or assumed future results of operations. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many reasons including: our ability to continue as a going concern; adverse economic changes affecting markets we serve; competition in our markets and industry segments; our timing and the profitability of entering new markets; greater than expected costs, customer acceptance of our products or difficulties related to our integration of the businesses we may acquire; and other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in our public announcements and SEC filings. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and our future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this document to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by law.

Ecoark Holdings, Inc. Highlights Milestones from Successful 2016

Through its subsidiaries, Company continues growth and expansion of market share by providing sustainable technology solutions to reduce waste and improve business efficiencies

Rogers, AR (January 18, 2017) Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (“Ecoark”)(OTCQX: EARK), a provider of a growing suite of proprietary technologies and services that drive sustainability and facilitate sustainable growth for a wide range of clients, today commented on several milestones from 2016 that led to growth and a stronger positioning for the Company.

In April, Ecoark successfully completed a $17 million equity offering, infusing the Company with capital to continue the development of its proprietary technologies and solutions. The capital raise exceeded initial targets, as investors showed tremendous support for the Company and its vision moving forward.

Ecoark also announced several key partnerships and acquisitions that enabled the Company to broaden its service offerings and expand upon its potential customer base. The acquisition of Sable Polymer Solutions in May, when rolled up under Ecoark subsidiary Pioneer Products, created a vertically integrated supplier of recyclable products, allowing the Company to target an even bigger piece of the annual $11.5 billion in recyclable products thrown into landfills each year. A partnership with Retail Monster LLC expanded distribution of those recycled products to retail outlets across the United States.

“I am very proud of the dynamic team of individuals and companies that make up Ecoark Holdings. We have emerged as the only end-to-end solution provider reducing waste across industries including retail, agriculture, food services, commercial real estate and architecture, engineering, and construction markets,” said Randy May, Chairman and CEO, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. “This past year we have made impressive strides including mergers and acquisitions which have brought us to be a publicly traded company with incredible growth potential, all made possible by the hard work and dedication of our incredible team.”

Through its subsidiaries, Ecoark has continued to grow its business across multiple verticals and industries, including food waste, construction and imaging, recycled products, and solar. Individual subsidiary highlights include:

Zest Labs. Intelleflex was rebrand as Zest Labs in late 2016 to better reflect the passion and enthusiasm for solving the problem of post-harvest food waste. Zest Fresh, the company’s fresh food quality management solution, significantly improves delivered quality consistency, which is the primary contributor to post-harvest food waste. The USDA has quantified U.S. food waste at $161 billion annually, significantly impacting farmers and retailers. Zest Labs also recently announced the ZIPR code, its newest metric to simplify fresh food management.

Eco3d. As the largest stand-alone 2d and 3d documentation service provider in the nation, Eco3d recently announced milestone growth in 2016, including the completion of more than 440 projects while doubling its employee count. Business grew 92% year-over-year from 2015, as the Company continues its work with leading brands like Marriot, Gensler, Regal Entertainment Group, and more.

Pioneer Products/Sable Polymer Solutions. Through the acquisition of Sable Polymer Solutions, Pioneer Products is now a vertically integrated supplier of recyclable products. The Sable acquisition expands the capabilities of Pioneer and allows the Company to own the entire lifecycle of the product, from reclamation to development to sale, providing it an advantage within the $11.5B market of recoverable plastic materials.

Magnolia Solar. A developer of nanotechnology-based solar technologies, Magnolia Solar signed a teaming arrangement with InSolare for commercial solar installations. The agreement calls for a purchase order of Magnolia’s thin-film solar PV technology to test it on an existing installation of solar panels on a commercial property. This partnership will allow Magnolia to enhance its commercialization efforts and drive market penetration for the technology.

“Our focus is on the integration of people, processes, and data that strives to overcome operational hurdles to enable businesses and organizations to capitalize upon unrealized revenue potential,” continued May. “Whether food and material waste, wasted dollars, or wasted energy – the end game is the same – we aim to boost sustainability and reduce inefficiencies that create significant revenue streams for our clients.”

About Ecoark Holdings, Inc.

Based in Rogers AR and founded in 2011, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. is a growth-oriented company based in the retail and logistics hub of Northwest Arkansas. Ecoark’s portfolio of technology solutions increase operational visibility and improve organizational transparency for a wide range of corporate clients.

Ecoark’s technologies fight waste in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chains across the evolving global economy. Ecoark’s portfolio of companies and technologies work to integrate people, processes, and data in order to overcome ingrained operational hurdles and create new revenue streams.

Ecoark’s vision is to expose the cycles of waste that reduce efficiency and cost effectiveness across the business landscape. Ecoark’s strategically acquired subsidiaries have anticipated and responded to key economic factors impacting every business today.

Ecoark addresses these vital economic factors through four active subsidiaries, Zest Labs, Eco3d, Pioneer Products, and Magnolia Solar.

For more information, please visit www.ecoarkusa.com.

Forward Looking Statement:

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements concerning our business and possible or assumed future results of operations. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements for many reasons including: our ability to continue as a going concern; adverse economic changes affecting markets we serve; competition in our markets and industry segments; our timing and the profitability of entering new markets; greater than expected costs, customer acceptance of our products or difficulties related to our integration of the businesses we may acquire; and other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in our public announcements and SEC filings. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made, and our future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements may not meet these expectations. We do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this document to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by law.

Trump Will Untangle US Solar Commitments … Exactly How? (CleanTechnica)

File this one under U for “You’ve Been Had, Part Infinity.” President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to bring coal jobs back to the US, but job seekers who really want to work in the energy sector are going to have a lot more luck with the solar industry over the next four years.

The folks over at US-based Magnolia Solar contacted CleanTechnica just last week to remind us that solar will be “difficult to eliminate” regardless of who sits in the Oval Office, so let’s use that company as a jumping-off point.

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Magnolia Solar Uses Nanotechnology to Improve the Efficiency of Solar Cells (AltEnergyMag)

Magnolia Solar is a subsidiary of Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (EARK) which strives to develop and produce low-cost, high efficiency solar generation technology. The Company is currently developing nanotechnology that can be utilized for new and existing solar applications; an ultra high-efficiency solar cell and a nanostructure-based coating technology. Both technologies are designed to collect about 15-20% of the energy lost in traditional solar cells which in turn generates a greater amount of power. The development of this technology has been funded by two groups, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) as SBIR Programs.

To read more from AltEnergyMag, please click here.