Burtonsville, MD – March 15, 2010 – New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: NENE), developer of MotionPower™ technologies for generating sustainable electricity from the kinetic energy of moving vehicles and SolarWindow™ technologies capable of generating electricity on see-thru glass windows, today announced that additional patent protection for its MotionPower™ technologies has been filed, building the Company’s portfolio to twelve new patent filings in the United States and internationally.
New Energy’s MotionPower™ technologies are made possible by way of numerous novel patent-pending inventions. These applications are directed to a vehicle energy harvester technology which converts the energy of a moving vehicle into useful power, and further, makes use of vehicle mass, velocity, and acceleration to ultimately produce a set of usable forces in a vehicle energy harvester, such as MotionPower™.
In addition to applications in the United States, the Company’s patent attorneys have filed international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), for its MotionPower™ kinetic energy harvesting technology. The PCT application is an important step in obtaining protection for New Energy’s MotionPower™ technology in as many as 142 nations.
“Our engineering teams have discovered numerous inventions while advancing our technologies from breakthrough engineering to working prototypes,” explained Mr. Meetesh V. Patel, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc. “As we develop an increasingly comprehensive patent portfolio to protect these latest inventions, engineers can more confidently progress our novel MotionPower™ technologies through the next steps, from technical optimization and advanced engineering towards commercialization.”
Once fully optimized and commercially installed, engineers anticipate MotionPower™ technologies may be used to augment or replace conventional electrical supplies for powering roadway signs, street and building lights, storage systems for back-up and emergency power, and other electronics, appliances, and even devices used in homes and businesses.
MotionPower™ systems are engineered as a practical and useful alternative energy technology for generating sustainable electricity from the millions of vehicles on our roadways. More than 250 million vehicles are registered in America, and an estimated 6 billion miles are driven on our nation’s roads every day.
As millions of vehicles slow or come to a stop at toll plazas, rest areas, traffic calming areas, drive-thrus, and countless other roadway points, excess ‘kinetic’ energy is produced similar to the kinetic energy present when a bicycle continues to roll even after a cyclist has stopped pedaling. New Energy’s first-of-their-kind MotionPower™ systems are designed to capture the unused kinetic energy of slowing cars, trucks, and heavy commercial vehicles. Once captured, the Company’s MotionPower™ technologies creatively convert this kinetic energy into sustainable electricity.
In recent months, the Company’s engineering teams have made significant advancements with New Energy’s MotionPower™-Auto system for generating electricity from the motion of cars and light trucks, and its MotionPower™-Heavy technology for producing sustainable electricity from the movement of heavy commercial vehicles, including large trucks, long-haul rigs, and buses.
Recently, engineers working to advance-engineer next generation prototypes of the Company’s Motion-Power™-Auto system for cars achieved a 25-fold increase in the system’s capacity to capture energy from moving cars and light trucks.
Last week, engineers also successfully completed the most important advance-engineering and fabrication steps required in the development of commercial-scale prototypes of the Company’s MotionPower™-Heavy technology for generating electricity from the motion of heavy commercial vehicles, including trucks, long-haul rigs, and buses.
SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. is a developer of next generation, transparent electricity-generating SolarWindow™ coatings.
SolarWindow™ coatings generate electricity on see-through glass and flexible plastics with colored tints popular to skyscraper glass. Unlike conventional systems, SolarWindow™ can be applied to all four sides of tall towers, generating electricity using natural and artificial light conditions and even shaded areas. SolarWindow™ uses organic materials, which are dissolved into liquid, ideal for low-cost high-output manufacturing; and is the subject of a patent pending technology.
The company’s Proprietary Power Production & Financial Model (Power & Financial Model) uses photovoltaic (PV) modeling calculations that are consistent with renewable energy practitioner standards for assessing, evaluating and estimating renewable energy for a PV project. The Power & Financial Model estimator takes into consideration building geographic location, solar radiation for flat-plate collectors (SolarWindow™ irradiance is derated to account for 360 degree building orientation and vertical installation), climate zone energy use and generalized skyscraper building characteristics when estimating PV power and energy production, and carbon dioxide equivalents. Actual power, energy production and carbon dioxide equivalents modeled may vary based upon building-to-building situational characteristics and varying installation methodologies.
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