New Energy Boosts Testing of Device for Generating Electricity from Motion of Cars with Addition of Holiday Inn Express®
New Energy adds Holiday Inn Express® in Baltimore, MD to durability tests of its MotionPower™ prototype, previously announced at prominent Burger King® franchise in New York metropolitan area and the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC.
Burtonsville, MD – July 28, 2009 – New Energy Technologies, Inc. (Symbol: NENE), a next-generation alternative and renewable energy developer, today announced that the Company has expanded testing of its newest MotionPower™ prototype for generating electricity from the movement of cars and light trucks to include new, active durability field tests of the device at the Holiday Inn Express® Baltimore, owned and operated by Baywood Hotels, Inc., one of America’s fastest growing, privately owned hotel companies.
The Baywood Hotels’ $500 million-plus portfolio boasts award-winning brands and hotels in the Mid-Atlantic, Florida, and Texas regions, which include: Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites, and several independent hotels.
“I’m proud to welcome Baywood Hotels’ Holiday Inn Express® Baltimore to our growing roster of high-traffic commercial sites where we are conducting durability tests of our MotionPower™ device for generating electricity from the motion of cars and trucks,” stated Mr. Meetesh V. Patel, President and CEO of the New Energy Technologies, Inc. “Through these important tests, we hope to learn exactly how we can best optimize our MotionPower™ system for real world applications.”
Engineers have designed and built New Energy’s latest MotionPower™ prototype as an ultra-low profile, modular device which can be easily customized to varying lengths based on site requirements. Once fully optimized for efficiency, engineers envision New Energy’s MotionPower™ device for cars and light trucks could be installed at high traffic locations such as toll booths, traffic intersections, rest areas, travel plazas, border crossings, neighborhoods with traffic calming zones, parking sites similar to the tests sites at the Four Seasons Washington and Holiday Inn Express® locations, and drive-thrus such as the recently announced Burger King® test site.
In recent weeks, New Energy announced plans to initiate durability testing of its MotionPower™ prototype device at quick-service giant, Burger King’s®, prominent franchise restaurant in Hillside, New Jersey, where more than 150,000 cars pass through each year.
Last month, the Company announced plans to expand its product range with development of a brand new fluid-driven MotionPower™ energy harvester for heavy trucks and vehicles, complimenting the Company’s newly-prototyped mechanical MotionPower™ system for cars and light trucks.
New Energy has filed nine new patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in order protect novel features of its MotionPower™ technology for generating electricity from the kinetic energy of moving vehicles.
An estimated 250 million registered vehicles drive more than 6 billion miles on America’s roadways every day. New Energy engineers have developed MotionPower™ technologies to generate ‘clean’ electricity by harnessing the kinetic energy of these vehicles
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