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Konarka Announces Participation at 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition in Dresden, Germany

Konarka's Dr. Christoph J. Brabec is speaking on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 on new types of cells and modules; Daniel McGahn providing visual presentation on Tuesday, September 5

Lowell, Mass. – September 4, 2006 – Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in developing and commercializing Power Plastic™that converts light to energy, today announced that chief technology officer Dr. Christoph Brabec is speaking on organic bulk heterojunction solar cells on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at the 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Dresden, Germany. He will also serve as the chairperson for Subject 1, New Types of Cells and Modules, on Tuesday, September 5, 2006. Also on that day, Konarka's chief marketing officer will provide a visual presentation. The world's leading solar energy specialist conference, the event is taking place September 4-8, 2006 and will be combined with the biggest international photovoltaic exhibition ever held. Konarka is exhibiting at the event, Hall 3, Stand 51.

WHO: Konarka's chief technology officer, Dr. Christoph Brabec and chief marketing officer Daniel McGahn
WHAT: Participating at the 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition
WHEN: Monday, September 4, 2006 – Friday, September 8, 2006
WHERE: MESSE DRESDEN - Exhibition & Convention Centre, Messering 6, D – 01067, Dresden, Germany

On Wednesday, September 6, Dr. Brabec will be giving an oral presentation, "Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells: Product Requirements, Market Aspects & Technological Changes" during the session on new types of cells and modules (13:30 – 15:00). On Tuesday, September 5 from 17:00 – 18:30, Dr. Brabec will be chairperson of the session, "New Types of Cells and Modules." New materials, including nano-technologies and organic materials, as well as new substrates, new cell concepts, new types of interconnections, thermo-photovoltaics, LED-related issues will be discussed. Also on Tuesday, Daniel McGahn will provide a visual presentation, "From Peaks to Plateaus to Anywhere You Go: Power Plastic Extends the Range of PV Technology."

Konarka builds products that convert light to energy – anywhere. Konarka is the leading developer of polymer photovoltaic products that provide a source of renewable power in a variety of form factors for commercial, industrial, government and consumer applications. Before Brabec and his team joined Konarka, he was project leader at SIEMENS Corporate Technology with strong dedication to organic semiconductor devices. During his Ph. D., he investigated the rheology of polymer melts with respect to molar mass correlations. He is author and co-author of more than 100 papers and 30 patents and finished his habilitation in physical chemistry in 2003.

Daniel McGahn previously served as COO and general manager at Hyperion Catalysis, the world leader in carbon nanotube manufacturing and application development, where he managed the company's domestic and international operations in 16 countries, directed product development and led the build-out of Hyperion's manufacturing facilities. Prior to Hyperion, McGahn served as the director of business development and operations for IGEN International. McGahn holds a B.S. in Ocean Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The organizer of the conference, which is supported by various bodies including UNESCO, the European Commission, the German Ministry for the Environment and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), is expecting 2,500 participants, including scientists, industry representatives and politicians from over 90 countries. This year's conference program reflects latest developments in research and on the market. Technological progress with higher levels of efficiency, a reduced demand for silicon for the manufacture of solar cells and a lower overall use of materials in the manufacturing process form some of the main themes of this year's conference. Overall, seven topics will be addressed: 1) fundamentals, new components and materials; 2) crystalline silicon solar cells and material technologies; 3) matters relating to the use of amorphous and microcrystalline silicon; 4) thin-film technology; 5) components of PV systems; 6) grid-coupled systems and applications and 7) global aspects of solar energy generation.

For more information on the conference, visit: http://www.photovoltaic-conference.com/

About Konarka Technologies, Inc.
Konarka builds products that convert light to energy – anywhere. As the leading developer of polymer photovoltaic products that provide a source of renewable power in a variety of form factors for commercial, industrial, government and consumer applications, Konarka has a broad portfolio of patents, technology licenses and an accomplished technical team. The company's photovoltaic nanotechnology is focused on delivering lightweight, flexible, scalable and manufacturable products. Nobel Laureate Professor Alan Heeger (UC Santa Barbara) is a director, co-founder and chief scientist. Konarka Technologies is headquartered in Lowell, Mass., U.S.A., with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and research and development facilities in Austria and Switzerland. For additional information, visit http://www.konarka.com.

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