Ascent Solar Technologies Announces Retail Relationship with Fry’s Electronics Business Wire 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) Surfr for Galaxy S III (Photo: Business Wire) 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 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. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130416005576/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50610725&lang=en Contact: Ascent Solar Technologies Investor Relations Contact: CleanTech IR Brion D. Tanous, 310-541-6824 Mobile: 424-634-8592 email@example.com
Ascent Solar Technologies Announces Retail Relationship with Fry’s Electronics
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