New Energy More Than Doubles Patent Portfolio for Novel Technology Able to Generate Electricity on Glass Windows

Novel to the Company's technology is its ability to generate electricity on various surfaces when electricity-generating coatings are sprayed or otherwise applied at room temperature, thus lowering production costs and manufacturing time.

COLUMBIA, Md.--New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: NENE), developer of the world's first-of-its-kind, see-through technology capable of generating electricity on glass and flexible plastics, announced today that the Company has successfully achieved a total of 21 new patent filings for protection of its proprietary SolarWindow™ technology, more than doubling the portfolio in only 12 months.


"Our technology has the capacity to turn ordinary glass windows in America's 5 million skyscrapers and commercial towers into power generators -- a huge commercial opportunity," explained Mr. John A. Conklin, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc.

"As we continue to make important strides towards commercial manufacturability of our SolarWindow™, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure that various patent protections are secured immediately." New Energy's patent filings include a combination of US and international jurisdictions, and cover various methods, materials, and product implementations.

Novel to the Company's technology is its ability to generate electricity on various surfaces when electricity-generating coatings are sprayed or otherwise applied at room temperature, thus lowering production costs and manufacturing time.

Important SolarWindow™ Features

*Generating Electricity on Glass Windows and See-Through Films

**SolarWindow™ generates electricity and remains see-through on glass windows and plastics similar to commercially-available window tint films. Conventional thin film' and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are dark and obscure, nearly impossible to see through.

*Spray-On Electricity-Generating Power Plants

**SolarWindow™ electricity-generating coatings can be applied using various low-cost production methods, and can even be sprayed on to glass and plastics. This cannot be achieved with traditional PV manufacturing methods.

*Lower Cost, Room Temperature Production

**SolarWindow™ processing can be performed at room (ambient) temperature and pressure, unlike conventional thin-film PV, which typically requires high temperature and pressure (high negative or high positive pressure) sensitive manufacturing methods that usually add to the high costs of currently-available PV production.

*Electricity from Artificial Light

***Most conventional PV systems rely on near direct exposure to natural sunlight. SolarWindow™ technology uses artificial light energy, such as fluorescent lighting typical in office buildings, as well as natural light energy to generate electricity, and is capable of producing electricity with indirect or low-light conditions.

*Shaded Exposures where Sunlight is Limited

***SolarWindow™ can be applied to all four sides of a building (including shaded areas) and operate during varying weather seasons, in low-light conditions, and from indirect sunlight, unlike current conventional solar PV technologies, which largely depends on near direct exposure to sunlight.

* Electricity-Generating Flexible Surfaces

* SolarWindow™ has been shown to generate electricity on flexible plastics, while today's conventional PV competing technologies are thick and rigid and cannot be similarly applied.

Currently under development for eventual commercial deployment in the estimated 85 million commercial buildings and detached homes in America, SolarWindow™ is the subject of twenty-one (21) patent filings and is the world's first-of-its-kind see-through technology capable of generating electricity on glass windows and flexible plastics.

To view a video introduction of New Energy Technologies' SolarWindow™, please visit: http://www.newenergytechnologiesinc.com/media/gallery/solarwindow-sketch-video.

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About New Energy Technologies, Inc.

New Energy Technologies, Inc., together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a developer of next generation alternative and renewable energy technologies. Among the Company's technologies under development are:

MotionPower™ roadway systems for generating electricity by capturing the kinetic energy produced by moving vehicles – a patent-pending technology, the subject of 45 US and International patent applications. An estimated 250 million registered vehicles drive more than six billion miles on America's roadways, every day; and
SolarWindow™ technologies, which enable see-through windows to generate electricity by spraying' their glass surfaces with New Energy's electricity-generating coatings – the subject of 21 patent applications. These solar coatings are less than 1/10th the thickness of thin' films and make use of the world's smallest functional solar cells, 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.

Through established relationships with universities, research institutions, and commercial partners, we strive to identify technologies and business opportunities on the leading edge of renewable energy innovation. Unique to our business model is the use of established research infrastructure owned by the various institutions we deal with, saving us significant capital which would otherwise be required for such costs as land and building acquisition, equipment and capital equipment purchases, and other start-up expenses. As a result, we are able to benefit from leading edge research while employing significantly less capital than conventional organizations.

For additional information, please call Ms. Briana L. Erickson toll-free at 1-800-213-0689 or visit: www.newenergytechnologiesinc.com.

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