New Energy Meets Milestones, Allowing Advancement of Next-Generation Electricity-Generating Coatings for Glass Windows

New Energy Technologies, Inc., developer of the world’s first-of-its-kind, see-through technology capable of generating electricity on glass and flexible plastics, announced today that researchers have achieved important device design, architecture, and transparency goals which now allow the Company to advance and expand development efforts of its electricity-generating coatings.          These expanded research efforts are directed at a specific layer of the coatings, composed largely of polymers, which can be applied to flexible plastics and glass to create tinted, see-through windows able to generate electricity.“We’ve worked hard to achieve a series of specific technical milestones focused on transparency, color, scale-up, and manufacturability of our SolarWindow™ technology,” explained Mr.

John A. Conklin, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc. “I’m proud to announce today that these achievements have allowed us to expand our development program to now include concurrent development of polymers for new coatings with improved properties.”

Among important technical milestones recently achieved by researchers include:

  1. A new patent-pending technique for spraying electricity-generating coatings on to glass while enabling improved properties
  2. A 200% improvement in performance
  3. Reduced fabrication from days to hours, down to one-sixth the original time
  4. Increased transparency of SolarWindow™, referred to as ‘visible light transmission’
  5. Improved coating uniformity and aesthetic appeal
  6. A significantly expanded patent portfolio


New Energy’s See-Through Polymers Generate Electricity on Glass Windows

New Energy’s development of proprietary polymers aims to expand the Company’s range of potential applications and customized products, beyond electricity-generating windows. Additionally, researchers are keen to leverage new and improved polymers to further enhance product durability and performance – important considerations to the commercial launch of the Company’s SolarWindow™ technology.

“In addition to bolstering our product performance, the development of the polymer layers could further strengthen our patent portfolio. A strong IP position will ensure that we minimize, if not entirely preclude, potential future competitors from encroaching on our proprietary technology,” concluded Mr. Conklin.

Currently in development for eventual commercial deployment in the estimated 85 million commercial buildings and homes in America, SolarWindow™ technology is the subject of fourteen (14) patent filings and is the world’s first-of-its-kind technology capable of generating electricity on see-through glass windows.

600450 New Energy Meets Milestones, Allowing Advancement of Next-Generation Electricity-Generating Coatings for Glass Windows
Date: 6 June 2013

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