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New Energy Technologies Develops Polymers for Electricity-generating Coatings on Glass

Published on 2013-06-06. Author : SpecialChem

COLUMBIA, MD -- New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: NENE) recently announced that researchers have achieved important device design, architecture, and transparency goals which now allow the Company to advance and expand development efforts of its electricity-generating coatings. These expanded research efforts are directed at a specific layer of the coatings, composed largely of polymers, which can be applied to flexible plastics and glass to create tinted, see-through windows able to generate electricity.

New Energy's See-Through Polymers Generate Electricity on Glass Windows.

"We've worked hard to achieve a series of specific technical milestones focused on transparency, color, scale-up, and manufacturability of our SolarWindow™ technology," explained Mr. John A. Conklin, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc. "I'm proud to announce today that these achievements have allowed us to expand our development program to now include concurrent development of polymers for new coatings with improved properties."

Among important technical milestones recently achieved by researchers include:

  1. A new patent-pending technique for spraying electricity-generating coatings on to glass while enabling improved properties
  2. A 200% improvement in performance
  3. Reduced fabrication from days to hours, down to one-sixth the original time
  4. Increased transparency of SolarWindow™, referred to as 'visible light transmission'
  5. Improved coating uniformity and aesthetic appeal
  6. A significantly expanded patent portfolio

New Energy's development of proprietary polymers aims to expand the Company's range of potential applications and customized products, beyond electricity-generating windows. Additionally, researchers are keen to leverage new and improved polymers to further enhance product durability and performance - important considerations to the commercial launch of the Company's SolarWindow™ technology.

"In addition to bolstering our product performance, the development of the polymer layers could further strengthen our patent portfolio. A strong IP position will ensure that we minimize, if not entirely preclude, potential future competitors from encroaching on our proprietary technology," concluded Mr. Conklin.

Currently in development for eventual commercial deployment in the estimated 85 million commercial buildings and homes in America, SolarWindow™ technology is the subject of fourteen (14) patent filings and is the world's first-of-its-kind technology capable of generating electricity on see-through glass windows.

About New Energy Technologies

New Energy Technologies, Inc., quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol NENE, is an emerging developer of distributed power generation technologies. They are a development stage renewable and alternative energy company, actively developing two novel technologies for generating sustainable electricity, one of which harvests solar energy and artificial light, and the other harvests the available kinetic energy present in moving vehicles. Their proprietary, patent-pending technologies and products, which are the subjects of 59 patent filings, have been invented, designed, engineered, and prototyped in preparation for advanced field testing, product development, and commercial deployment.

Source: New Energy Technologies

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