Company Claims 10 - 50 Times Generation Capacity With OPV Coating
New Energy Technologies, the developer of coatings capable of generating electricity on glass and flexible plastics, have released the first-ever power modelling estimates of its SolarWindow prototype modules. Engineers estimate that SolarWindow modules could conservatively produce at least ten times the electrical energy of conventional rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems, and in some instances, exceed power performance by as much as 50-fold. SolarWindow modules could also eliminate the equivalent carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced by vehicles driving more than 2 million miles per year.
Recently, New Energy's largest, high-performance SolarWindow module set a new "certified" record for generating electricity while remaining see-through; SolarWindow high-performance prototype produced over 50 percent greater power than prior attempts publicized by others of comparable organic photovoltaic (OPV) prototype device architecture, size and design.
Using the independently tested and certified power production data for its SolarWindow modules from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Company engineers have since developed a model for estimating the amount of electrical energy and environmental benefits SolarWindow prototype modules may provide.
In every instance where New Energy's high-performance prototype SolarWindow modules have been modelled for performance against today's typical rooftop solar PV module systems, the modelling estimates show significantly greater generation of electrical energy and multiple-fold environmental benefits.
The Company model estimates show that when installed on all four sides of a 50-story building.
"High power output and meaningful environmental benefits are among the most important drivers for our potential commercial customers, strategic partners, and end consumers," explained Mr. John Conklin, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc. "We now have a model that estimates SolarWindow module performance in these key areas, and compares these estimates to today's conventional rooftop solar PV module systems."
"Importantly, we've long believed in the electrical power production and environmental benefits of applying our see-through SolarWindow coatings to the many acres of glass windows on all four sides of commercial tall towers and skyscrapers, rather than relying on limited rooftop space available for today's conventional solar PV rack-mounted systems. Our decision to pursue vast glass surfaces on buildings to create environmentally friendly energy producing power plants shows its benefits in our latest modelled estimates."
The modelled estimates were developed exclusively by New Energy Technologies' engineers and researchers. The Company's internal teams modelled their calculations based on results of independent testing and certification of its record-setting SolarWindow modules by the NREL Device Performance Measurement Laboratory. The Device Performance group is one of only two laboratories in the world to hold an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 accreditation for primary reference cell and secondary module calibration, in addition to accreditation for secondary reference cell calibration under American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards.