Morgan Solar Inc. was founded by John Paul Morgan on June 13, 2007 in Toronto, Canada.
John Paul, an optical scientist with a Masters degree in Applied Science from the University of Toronto, became committed to making solar power significantly less expensive while volunteering for Doctors Without Borders in the Congo, where he saw the enormous potential for clean, affordable electricity to improve people’s lives. Returning to Canada in 2006, and using seed money from his father, the CEO of Capgemini Spain and Latin America, John Paul began to work on prototyping a highly efficient, low cost solar energy technology.
Once the technology was proven, John Paul’s brother Nicolas Morgan, at the time a senior manager for FON Technologies in Spain, used his vacation and spare time to help launch the business.
John Paul, the inventor and senior designer of Morgan Solar’s Light-guide optical concentration technology, now acts as President and Chief Technology Officer. Nicolas joined the company full-time as Vice-President, Business Development and Marketing, in January, 2008. The brothers continue to receive ongoing support and business advice from their father Eric, whom now acts as a Senior Advisor to the Board.
Over the past four years, Morgan Solar has brought together world class management, engineers, optical scientists, and manufacturing experts. As of September, 2011, we have 37 full-time employees. A formal Board of Directors emerged with the closing of Round A of funding in 2009.
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