New Energy Appoints Proven Executive to Introduce Company’s Novel Electricity-Generating Technologies to Industry

Columbia, MD – May 8, 2012 – New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: NENE), a developer of SolarWindow™, capable of generating electricity on see-through glass, today announced plans to introduce the Company’s novel electricity-generating technologies to commercial interests and industry participants with the appointment of its Vice President of Business & Technology Development, Mr. J. Patrick Thompson. Mr. Thompson is an accomplished industry executive and glass manufacturing-process engineer who brings particular expertise in solar, plastics and film, glass, and solar-glass segments – all important areas of commercial interest and technology development for New Energy’s SolarWindow™.

Mr. J. Patrick Thompson Vice President of Business & Technology Development New Energy Technologies, Inc.

Previously, Mr. Thompson served as Vice President of Asahi Glass Company’s Solar Business Unit, where he’s credited with the development and commercial introduction of 11 new products in 2010 alone. Mr. Thompson developed AGC’s solar glass division from the ground up, achieving more than $200 million in revenues and growing sales to commanding 70% market share in North America. Asahi Glass Company is a global glass leader reporting nearly $16 billion in 2010 sales.

“Patrick has a proven track record with Fortune 100 companies in industry segments most important to the future development and eventual commercial launch of our novel technologies,” explained Mr. John A. Conklin, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc. “In the past few months, while serving on our Board of Advisors, Patrick’s advice and counsel have been invaluable. I’m proud to now welcome Patrick to our management team during this very exciting time, especially in light of the important development progress we’ve made with SolarWindow™ in recent months.”

Recently, the Company has achieved significant milestones in the development of its novel, SolarWindow™ technology, capable of generating electricity on see-through glass. Notably, in March, 2012 New Energy Technologies, Inc. and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced the development of ‘invisible wires’ for transporting electricity on SolarWindow™. Weeks earlier, New Energy and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory fabricated the institute’s largest-ever organic photovoltaic device. Previously, Company researchers successfully fabricated its latest working SolarWindow™ prototype using a faster, rapid scale-up process for applying solution-based coatings which generate electricity on glass.

“The ability to generate electricity on glass windows while remaining see-through is a truly disruptive industry breakthrough which could stand to change the way in which we power our homes, offices, and commercial businesses,” explained Mr. J. Patrick Thompson, the Company’s newly-appointed VP, Business and Technology Development. “I’m excited to be part of advancing New Energy’s SolarWindow™ towards commercialization and very much look forward to helping introduce our technology to industry and commercial interests.”

In addition his efforts at Asahi Glass Company, Mr. Thompson previously worked to examine and improve product sales and marketing efforts at GE Plastics. Patrick identified the single largest sales opportunity in the company’s history, earning him the organization’s MVP award for Sales and Marketing.

At Ciba Specialty Chemicals (now, BASF, one of the world’s largest chemical companies), Mr. J. Patrick Thompson worked with multinational companies, including Texas Instruments, Mitsubishi Semiconductor, Lockheed Martin and Harris Semiconductor on global applications, achieving an increase in total divisional sales by 39%, the highest of any division. Mr. Thompson worked with the company’s product development teams to formulate new products in order to improve processing methods and the usable lifetime of materials. Recently, he served as Business Development Consulting Engineer with Siemens AG Renewable Energy.

Mr. Thompson earned his Mechanical undergraduate degree from Clemson University and completed the Dynamic Leadership program at International Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. creates transparent electricity-generating liquid coatings. When applied to glass or plastics, these coatings convert passive windows and other materials into electricity generators under natural, artificial, low, shaded, and even reflected light conditions.

Our liquid coating technology has been presented to members of the U.S. Congress and received recognition in numerous industry publications. Our SolarWindow™ technology may generate 50-times the power of a conventional rooftop solar system and may achieve a one-year payback when installed on all four sides of a 50-story building, according to independently-validated power and financial modeling.

Power and Financial Model Disclaimer

The company's Proprietary Power Production & Financial Model (Power & Financial Model) uses photovoltaic (PV) modeling calculations, which 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 degrees 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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