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September 22, 2010
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new_energy_for_webSeptember 22, 2010 – New Energy Technologies has announced the successful debut of its proprietary SolarWindow technology on September 16 at the University of South Florida (USF). The technology is capable of transforming everyday surfaces, such as glass, into electricity-generating windows.

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John A. Conklin, president and CEO of
New Energy Technologies, and Dr.
Xiaomei Jiang, inventor and lead
researcher at the University of South
Florida.

 

September 22, 2010 – New Energy Technologies has announced the successful debut of its proprietary SolarWindow technology on September 16 at the University of South Florida (USF). The technology is capable of transforming everyday surfaces, such as glass, into electricity-generating windows.

Company president and CEO, John A. Conklin, revealed that the application of SolarWindow to exterior glass surfaces of commercial towers could generate energy savings several-fold greater than today’s rooftop solar systems during his introduction of New Energy’s  SolarWindow. According to the company, this is the very first see through, spray-on technology of its kind.

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In commercial applications, such as the building facades of office towers, company engineers conservatively estimate that installation of New Energy’s SolarWindow can generate more than 300 percent energy savings over conventional rooftop solar systems. 

Key to maximizing energy production, SolarWindow can be applied to the extensive glass surfaces on commercial skyscrapers, an important advantage over conventional solar systems confined to installation on space-prohibitive rooftops.
By way of example, engineers modeling a 40-story building estimate annual cost-savings of $40,000 to $70,000 when installing New Energy’s SolarWindow to exposed window facades. In contrast, mounting today’s popular poly-crystalline silicon modules on the rooftop produces only $20,000 in energy savings per year.

The company expects to publish comprehensive performance data in upcoming weeks, following independent, third-party measurement and engineering validation.

“The successful public demonstration of SolarWindow boldly underscores our confidence in the technology, and marks a significant achievement for all of our stakeholders who have patiently supported us as we’ve worked towards this milestone,” said Conklin. “I’m eager to aggressively advance this technology towards commercial prototyping in preparation for eventual full-scale production to capitalize on our market of more than five million commercial buildings and 80 million detached homes in America.”


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