New Energy Technologies Inc., developer of see-through SolarWindow™ coatings capable of generating electricity on glass and flexible plastics, announced that the SolarWindow™ is now capable of generating electricity while remaining see-through, representing a progress of the innovation.
“We’ve achieved significant research and development milestones, and remain sharply focused on commercializing our first-of-its-kind technology for generating electricity on glass windows,” explained Mr. John A. Conklin, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc. “We’re especially encouraged by the excellent color and transparency of our electricity-generating glass modules, and power production estimates.”
Recently, SolarWindow™ set a new record for generating electricity while remaining see-through. New Energy engineers calculate that SolarWindow™ modules modeled for installation on a 50-story building could conservatively produce at least ten times the electrical energy of conventional rooftop PV systems and, in some instances, exceed power performance by as much as 50-fold. Using New Energy’s proprietary power production model, engineers estimate that SolarWindow™ installed on a 50-story building could generate enough electricity to power at least 100 homes while eliminating the equivalent carbon emissions produced by vehicles driving approximately 2,750,000 miles per year.
For example, SolarWindow™ modules modeling estimates for the city of Miami, Florida show SolarWindow™ modules could generate over 1.3 million kWh (kilowatt hours) of energy. Today’s rooftop systems could only generate from 28,000 to 102,000 kWh.