Ascent Solar Announces Availability of EnerPlex™ Solar Powered Charger for Samsung Galaxy S® III

  Ascent Solar Announces Availability of EnerPlex™ Solar Powered Charger for
  Samsung Galaxy S® III

2013 International CES

Business Wire

THORNTON, Colo. -- January 14, 2013

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a manufacturer of
state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced today the
retail debut of the company's EnerPlex solar assisted battery case for the
Samsung Galaxy S III, now available for sale at The
EnerPlex Surfr for Galaxy S III takes advantage of Ascent's ultra-light, thin
and flexible solar panels and enables Galaxy users to charge their smartphones
with sunlight in addition to conventional charging methods to extend the usage
time. The Surfr was displayed at CES 2013 last week, along with other new
products from the company. The EnerPlex Surfr cases will also be available in
the US through additional retail channels in the near future.

The EnerPlex case for Galaxy S III is uniquely enabled by the lightweight,
thin and highly customizable form factor of Ascent's CIGS solar cells,
allowing solar technology to be integrated into the thinnest and lightest
solar-enabled iPhone case on the market. Paired with an ultra-thin lithium-ion
battery the EnerPlex case provides hours of additional audio, web and talk
time for users.

Ascent Solar's President and CEO, Victor Lee, said: "We were pleased and
excited by the response the Surfr for the S III garnered at CES 2013. The
interest and accolades received continue to affirm the Surfr's position as the
premium solar & battery case available on the market today.”

About Ascent Solar Technologies:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic
modules using flexible substrate materials that can transform the way solar
power generation integrates into everyday life. Ascent Solar modules, which
were named one of TIME Magazine's 50 best inventions for 2011, can be directly
incorporated into standard building materials, commercial transportation,
automotive solutions, space applications, consumer electronics for portable
power and durable off-grid solutions. More information can be found at

About EnerPlex:

The EnerPlex brand represents Ascent's line of consumer products. These
products, many of which are integrated with Ascent'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

Samsung and Galaxy S are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co.,

Samsung Galaxy is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.
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