New Energy Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: NENE), developer of see-through SolarWindow™ coatings, capable of generating electricity on glass and flexible plastics, today made public never-before-seen images of the Company’s largest area, high-performance SolarWindow™ arrays. These SolarWindow™ arrays measure over 232 cm 2 – a significant achievement for size, improving upon New Energy’s previous achievements at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and produced with highly-uniform, colored tints preferred by commercial window manufacturers for installation on skyscrapers, worldwide.
New Energy Technologies' See-Through SolarWindow(TM), Capable of Generating Electricity on Glass (Source: New Energy Technologies, Inc.)
“Among the most important criteria for developing SolarWindow™ applications for today’s skyscrapers is providing a set of neutral colors that remain see-through and are uniform in fabrication. Today, we’ve revealed a record-breaking, largest-area see-through, organic photovoltaic (OPV) SolarWindow™ array that addresses tall-tower and commercial building glass requirements, they also bear the promise of facile scale-up capabilities and unparalleled manufacturability,” explained Mr. John A. Conklin, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc.
Today’s SolarWindow™ array is over 35% larger than the Company’s previously-fabricated, 170 cm 2 working module achievement. That prior module was already 14 times larger than the then-previous largest-area OPV module ever fabricated at the NREL.
[ Click here to view additional high resolution photographs]The Company’s latest high-performance, large-area SolarWindow™ has been fabricated through the efforts of New Energy’s Principal Scientist, Dr. Scott Hammond, in collaboration with NREL Researchers, particularly Dr. Maikel van Hest, Dr. Dana C. Olson, and Dr. Scott Mauger. NREL is among the world’s most respected and advanced solar-photovoltaic research institutions, and over its 37-year history has been credited for ground-floor support of many of the commercial technologies employed by today’s renewable energy industries. NREL and New Energy have been working through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to advance the Company’s SolarWindow™ technology for generating electricity on glass windows.