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Ascent Solar Debuts Newest EnerPlexTM Product

  Ascent Solar Debuts Newest EnerPlexTM Product

         The EnerPlex Kickr^TM  IV, Portable Solar Charging Solution

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THORNTON, Colo. -- November 12, 2012

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a manufacturer of
state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced today the
release of the company’s newest consumer product, the EnerPlex Kickr IV, now
available for sale on www.EnerPlex.biz/Kickr.

The EnerPlex Kickr IV is a rugged, lightweight and compact solar charging
solution, perfect for a day at the beach, a week in the backcountry, a picnic
in the park or even placed on the dashboard driving to work. The durable and
lightweight attributes of the product set it apart from competitors using
traditional rigid, heavy and fragile crystalline-based solar panels.

To view a commercial video and pictures of this exciting new product as well
as product specifications, please visit www.EnerPlex.biz/Kickr.

Victor Lee, Ascent’s President & CEO, said, “The EnerPlex Kickr IV brings to
consumers the ability to transform the way they charge and use electronics in
their everyday lives. EnerPlex Kickr IV users no longer need to be on lookout
for the nearest outlet, or plan their day around a phone’s battery life.”

In support of the ongoing relief efforts being conducted along the East Coast
in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Ascent Solar has pledged 10% of revenues
beginning today, through the end of the year from its EnerPlex product line to
support the American Red Cross as they help families recover from this
devastating tragedy.

Mr. Lee continued, “We are saddened by the devastating effects of Superstorm
Sandy, but are encouraged by the support and efforts of friends, neighbors and
families as all help to recover from this tragedy. We at Ascent feel thankful
that we have the opportunity to help the American Red Cross in their support
and recovery efforts.”

About Ascent Solar Technologies:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic
modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than
most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated
into standard building materials, space applications, consumer electronics for
portable power or configured as stand-alone modules for large scale
terrestrial deployment. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado.
For more information, go to www.AscentSolar.com.

About EnerPlex:

The EnerPlex brand represents Ascent Solar’s line of consumer products. These
products, many of which are integrated with Ascent Solar’s transformational
CIGS technology, provide consumers with the ability to integrate solar into
their everyday lives, while enabling them to free themselves and their
electronics from the outlet. For more information on the EnerPlex brand and to
see the product line, please visit www.EnerPlex.biz.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or
current fact constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown
factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be
materially different from any historical results or from any future results
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to
statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are
urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief,"
"expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates,"
"plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking
statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and
uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.
Investor Relations
Brion Tanous
CleanTech IR
Office: 310-541-6824
Mobile: 424-634-8592
btanous@cleantech-ir.com
 
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