New Energy Technologies is developing the first-of-its kind SolarWindow™ technology, which enables see-through windows to generate electricity by ‘spraying’ their glass surfaces with New Energy’s electricity-generating coatings – the subject of forty two (42) patent filings.
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SolarWindow™ generates clean electricity on see-through glass windows, by making use of the energy of natural sunlight and artificial sources such as fluorescent and LED lighting typically installed in offices, schools, and commercial buildings. Under an exclusive world-wide licensing agreement with the University of South Florida, together with a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy—National Renewable Energy Laboratory, covering forty two (42) patent applications, we currently have several product development goals for our SolarWindow™ technology:
- SolarWindow™- Commercial – A flat glass product for installation in new commercial towers under construction and replacement windows;
- SolarWindow™-Structural Glass – Structural glass walls and curtains for tall structures;
- SolarWindow™-Architectural Glass – Textured and decorative interior glass walls, room dividers, etc.
- SolarWindow™-Residential – A window glass for installation in new residential homes under construction and replacement windows;
- SolarWindow™-Flex – Flexible films which may be applied directly on to glass, similar to aftermarket window tint films, for retrofit to existing commercial towers, buildings, and residential homes; and
- SolarWindow™-BIPV – Building product components associated with building-integrated-photovoltaic (―BIPV‖) applications in homes, buildings, and office towers.
- SolarWindow™ coatings for commercial and military aircraft, and the safety and security of military pilots.
How do we generate electricity on see-through glass for commercial application in homes, offices, and commercial buildings?
New Energy’s solution is unique to our SolarWindow™ coatings, which:
- Make use of the world’s smallest functional organic solar cells, which measure less than ¼ the size of a grain of rice, and have been shown to successfully produce electricity in a published peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy of the American Institute of Physics;
- Are sprayed on to see-through glass using a novel, patent-pending process presented in AZoNano’s (peer-reviewed, Journal of Nanotechnology Online; Dec. 20, 2009), “Nanotechnology Thought Leaders” series;
- Do not require expensive high-temperature or high-vacuum production methods, but rather, can be sprayed on to glass at room temperature;
- Generate electricity from both natural and artificial light sources, outperforming today’s commercial solar and thin-film technologies by as much as 10-fold; and
- Measure less than 1/10th the thickness of ‘thin’ films (only 1/1000th the thickness of human hair).
Our SolarWindow™ technology — capable of generating electricity on see-through glass windows — is under development for potential application in the estimated 5 million commercial buildings in America (Energy Information Administration) and more than 80 million single detached homes.
SolarWindow™ Electricity Value Estimates*
|Technology||Annual Value of
|Copper Indium Gallium DiSelenide (CIGS) Solar Thin Film||$ 19,260.10|
|Cadmium Telluride Solar Cell Thin Film||$ 16,897.36|
|Triple Junction Amorphous Silicon Thin Film||$ 11,334.44|
(Basis: R&D Measured 08/06/10)
(Basis: Advancement of Lab Prototype)
(Increased Power, Improved Cell Configuration)
(Basis: Max. High-Power Theoretical)
* Modeled power production and economic estimates are calculated using the Company’s proprietary model which has been verified by independent consultants and agencies. Calculated projections, estimates or actual results may vary significantly from modeled power and economic estimates if any modeling parameter changes.