New Energy Announces Name Change, New Stock Symbol, and Exclusive Focus on SolarWindow™
Columbia, MD – March 4, 2015 – New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: NENE; SOLW, SOLW.D-temporary), developer of see-through coatings capable of generating electricity on glass and flexible plastics, today announced that, effective March 9, 2015, the Company’s name will be “SolarWindow Technologies, Inc.” and shares will trade on the OTCQB market under the stock symbol “SOLW”.
Today’s name change follows last week’s news that SolarWindow™ achieves the industry’s fastest-ever financial payback of less than one calendar year when installed on commercial towers, according to newly released financial modeling results.
Engineers estimate that SolarWindow™ systems could generate up to 50-times the power of conventional rooftop solar systems while delivering 15-times the environmental benefits. To produce the equivalent amount of power with conventional solar systems would require at least 5-11 years for payback and at least 10-12 acres of valuable urban land.
“Our most recent payback breakthrough marks a very significant boost for eventual commercialization of SolarWindow™ products. Moving forward, we are devoting all development efforts exclusively to SolarWindow™ products using our see-through electricity-generating coatings,” stated Mr. John Conklin, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc.
The Company’s name change to “SolarWindow Technologies, Inc.” and redesigned logo aligns its corporate identity with its core product. A new website and marketing collateral aligns the corporate brand with New Energy’s focused development of SolarWindow™ products, important for future customers, development partners, and investors. On March 9, 2015 the Company’s new website will be launched at www.SolarWindow.com.
New Energy’s development efforts will be exclusively directed to SolarWindow™ products for the estimated 85 million commercial buildings and detached homes in the United States. Intellectual property and related ‘know-how’ assets from legacy technologies, such as MotionPower™, will continue to be retained by the Company.
SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. creates transparent electricity-generating liquid coatings. When applied to glass or plastics, these coatings convert passive windows into electricity-generating windows, which produce power under natural, artificial, low, shaded, and even reflected light conditions.
Targeting the estimated 5.6 million U.S. commercial buildings, which consume almost $150 billion in electricity annually, the company’s transparent electricity-generating windows could reduce energy costs by up to 50% and achieve a one-year financial payback for building owners, the industry’s fastest financial return, according to independently-validated company power and financial modeling.
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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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