Ascent Solar Technologies Announces Retail Relationship with Fry’s Electronics

  Ascent Solar Technologies Announces Retail Relationship with Fry’s
  Electronics

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THORNTON, Colo. -- April 16, 2013

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a manufacturer of consumer and
off-grid products integrated with flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules
(CIGS), announced today the company’s new retail relationship with Fry’s
Electronics Inc., a premier California-based retailer. Ascent Solar’s entire
EnerPlex^TMseries of consumer solar-integrated products is now available at
all Fry’s retail locations, as well as online through http://www.frys.com/.

Surfr for Galaxy S III (Photo: Business Wire)

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Fry’s Electronics, founded in 1985 in Silicon Valley, is one of the nation’s
oldest electronics retailers and is the go-to place for savvy and
trend-setting technology consumers. With thirty-four (34) retail locations in
nine states, Fry’s provides a powerful and unique avenue for Ascent to connect
with a highly knowledgeable, affluent and influential end-user customer base.
This relationship establishes Ascent’s entry into a premier physical retail
presence, further strengthening the Company’s distribution channels and
capabilities.

Now available at all Fry’s Electronics stores:

The EnerPlex Product line has quickly changed the paradigm of solar-integrated
consumer electronics, providing consumers with lightweight, powerful and
extremely durable charging solutions for all their portable electronics.
Surfr^TM, a line of solar- and battery-integrated phone cases, allows users to
charge their phone anywhere and in cases of emergency. Kickr^TM, a line of
portable solar chargers, provides a charging solution for most USB-enabled
devices, enabling power to be generated almost anywhere and in nearly every
situation, perfect for emergency preparedness. With the addition of the
Jumpr^TMline of portable batteries, consumers now have a complete,
integrated, solar charging and storage solution for life on the go.

Victor Lee, Ascent Solar’s President & CEO, announced: “We at Ascent are
extremely excited to begin this promising relationship with Fry’s Electronics.
We view Fry’s as a highly reputable, premier retailer providing the highest
value to its discerning consumer base. Fry’s is the perfect fit for the
EnerPlex line of premium solar-integrated products which enable consumers to
get the most out of their electronic devices when away from an outlet.”

About Ascent Solar Technologies:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic
modules with substrate materials that are more flexible, versatile and rugged
than traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated
into consumer products and off-grid applications, as well as aerospace and
building-integrated applications. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton,
Colorado. For more information, go to www.ascentsolar.com.

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
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"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.

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Contact:

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