Among important technical milestones recently achieved by researchers include:
1.A new patent-pending technique for spraying electricity-generating coatings on to glass while enabling improved properties
2.A 200% improvement in performance
3.Reduced fabrication from days to hours, down to one-sixth the original time
4.Increased transparency of SolarWindow™, referred to as ‘visible light transmission’
5.Improved coating uniformity and aesthetic appeal
6.A significantly expanded patent portfolio
New Energy’s development of proprietary polymers aims to expand the Company’s range of potential applications and customized products, beyond electricity-generating windows. Additionally, researchers are keen to leverage new and improved polymers to further enhance product durability and performance – important considerations to the commercial launch of the Company’s SolarWindow™ technology.
“In addition to bolstering our product performance, the development of the polymer layers could further strengthen our patent portfolio. A strong IP position will ensure that we minimize, if not entirely preclude, potential future competitors from encroaching on our proprietary technology,” concluded Mr. Conklin.
Currently in development for eventual commercial deployment in the estimated 85 million commercial buildings and homes in America, SolarWindow™ technology is the subject of fourteen (14) patent filings and is the world’s first-of-its-kind technology capable of generating electricity on see-through glass windows.