Ascent Solar Partners with Power IT-2-Channel

  Ascent Solar Partners with Power IT-2-Channel

Business Wire

THORNTON, Colo. -- April 22, 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 partnership with Power IT-2-Channel, a
United Kingdom-based consultancy, for the distribution of Ascent’s EnerPlex^TM
series of consumer products in the United Kingdom.

The Camouflage Kickr IV Portable Solar Charger (Photo: Business Wire)

The Camouflage Kickr IV Portable Solar Charger (Photo: Business Wire)

Mark Power, Managing Director of Power IT, comments: "We are delighted to have
won the opportunity to take Ascent’s new consumer range of solar power
products to market in Europe. There is clearly significant interest in the
potential of renewable energy for CE devices, especially Solar, but all too
often in the past the practical reality has failed to live up to the hype. The
arrival of EnerPlex's award-winning products changes the landscape entirely
and offers consumers a real option when it comes to sourcing power on the move
– given how much we now all rely on our mobile technology, the opportunities
are huge and growing all the time."

Ascent’s EnerPlex series is quickly changing the way consumers view solar;
with the Surfr^TM line of solar and battery integrated phone cases, as well as
the Kickr^TM line of portable solar chargers, EnerPlex products enable
consumers to hold the power of solar in their hands. The addition of the
Jumpr^TM line-up of portable batteries now enables consumers to have a
complete, integrated, solar charging and storage solution for life on the go.

More information of the entire EnerPlex series of products can be found at
www.goenerplex.com.

Rob Roche, Ascent’s Vice-President of Sales and Marketing said “This exciting
partnership will immediately expand the reach of Ascent Solar’s products and
distribution channels in the United Kingdom, leveraging Power IT’s deep
connections in the British market to quickly help Ascent become a recognized
player in consumer electronics and specialty outdoor gear markets.”

About Ascent Solar Technologies

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic
modules with substrate materials that can be 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.

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.goenerplex.com.

About PowerIT-2-Channel

Leveraging years of channel, marketing and sales management experience,
thePowerIT team delivers innovative, low risk solutions for technology
vendors looking to develop their sales in the UK and EMEA. PowerIT offers a
unique combination of field and inside sales, channel management, branding, PR
and marketing services, matched with detailed knowledge of the ecommerce, DMR,
VAR and retail sales environment.All with the aim of driving sales and
increasing brand equity. We provide instant scale, without the financial
outlay and risk associated with setting up a local sales and marketing
operation from day one. We help our clients move to that point, but only when
they’re in the best position to do so. For more information please visit
www.powerit2.com

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Contact:

Ascent Solar Technologies
CleanTech IR
Brion Tanous, 310-541-6824
Mobile: 424-634-8592
btanous@cleantech-ir.com
or
Power IT
James Hanson, +447798802447
james.hanson@powerit2.com
 
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