New Energy Technologies SolarWindow™ Recipient of 2013 Energy Innovation Award from Energy Business Review (EBR)
Columbia, MD, December 16, 2013 – New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: NENE), today announced that SolarWindow™, the world’s first-of-its-kind, see-through technology capable of generating electricity on glass windows and flexible plastics, has been selected as the Energy Innovation Award winner for 2013 by Energy Business Review (EBR). The announcement can be read at: http://solar.energy-business-review.com/news/new-energy-technologies-solarwindow-technology-wins-ebr-energy-innovation-award-2013-101213-4143136.
Chosen by the editorial staff of EBR, a leading provider of energy industry news, analysis and market reports, the award recognizes the most promising projects with the potential to become trendsetters in the global energy sector.
Mr. John A. Conklin, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc. stated, “This recognition reflects the tremendous efforts of our researchers and development team in advancing our SolarWindow™ technology recently. We look forward to further innovations and unveiling our next-generation prototypes to the world early in 2014.”
The Company has made numerous advancements to its prototype see-through solar technology for generating electricity on glass and flexible plastics, including: achieving faster fabrication time, improved transparency and device design and architecture. The technology is produced using low-cost manufacturing methods, and is capable of remaining see-through while generating electricity using both natural and artificial light sources, and has been engineered to be architecturally neutral and aesthetically-pleasing.
New Energy Technologies is preparing to unveil the Company’s next-generation, high performance SolarWindow™ prototypes with never-before-released photos and multi-media content within the first quarter, 2014. The Company is awaiting performance results for its latest high-performance prototypes from an accredited independent Photovoltaic Testing Lab measuring electrical performance of photovoltaic cells. Upon receipt of the Lab’s Performance Test Report, the Company anticipates announcing unveiling dates and additional information regarding the technology in future announcements.
Currently under development for eventual commercial deployment in the estimated 85 million commercial buildings and detached homes in America, SolarWindow™ is the subject of forty-two (42) patent filings and is the world’s first-of-its-kind see-through technology capable of generating electricity on glass windows and flexible plastics; and a planned ‘building integrated photovoltaic’ (BIPV) technology. BIPV products are expected to achieve compound annualized growth of 41%-plus through 2016, according to Pike Research.
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.
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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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