New Energy Successfully Completes 2012 Build-Out of Patent Portfolio for Generating Clean Sustainabl

New Energy Successfully Completes 2012 Build-Out of Patent Portfolio for Generating Clean Sustainable Electricity

COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: NENE) today announced that the Company has achieved its 2012 planned escalation of Intellectual Property engagement for commercial protection of the Company's novel inventions. A total of 56 United States and International patent filings now cover important systems, methods, materials, and uses related to the generation of clean electricity using the Company's first-of-their-kind technologies, MotionPower™ and SolarWindow™.

New Energy's SolarWindow™, currently under development, is a see-through coating, capable of generating electricity on glass windows and on flexible plastics. MotionPower™ harvests the kinetic energy of moving vehicles when they slow down, and uses this energy to produce electricity. Both technologies have been successfully prototyped and featured at public demonstrations, and by numerous media outlets and publications.

"Over the past 24 months, we've worked to advance our technology from laboratory towards advanced prototyping, and eventual commercial deployment. Over the past 12 months we've worked equally hard to ensure that appropriate patent and trade secret protections are aggressively prosecuted in preparation for commercialization. The result of our efforts is a rapidly growing portfolio of intellectual property protection," explained Mr. John A. Conklin, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc.

Today's news follows the Company's most recent patent filing for protection of brand new applications of its electricity-generating SolarWindow™. Scientists envision SolarWindow™ not only powering the estimated 85 million homes and commercial buildings in America, but additionally have identified products where the electricity generated on glass and plastic surfaces could be used for various point-of-use applications. Such applications would allow for the electricity generated on SolarWindow™ to be used directly on the glass surface or at points nearby, eliminating the need to transport the electricity to a building's central power supply through its wiring systems.

"The prospect of engineering today's passive home and office windows into tomorrow's self-sufficient see-through power generators stands to significantly improve the way in which we power our lives," continued Mr. Conklin.

"Alongside the scientific and engineering breakthroughs which advance our technology towards commercial launch, we place an equal emphasis on patent development, intellectual property rights, copyright, patents, trademarks, and know-how. These are important value elements of the technology commercialization process, which we plan to continue aggressively pursuing in the 2013."

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 11 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.

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New Energy Technologies, Inc.
Ms. Briana L. Erickson, 800-213-0689

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