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 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/20130422005055/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50613257&lang=en Contact: Ascent Solar Technologies CleanTech IR Brion Tanous, 310-541-6824 Mobile: 424-634-8592 firstname.lastname@example.org or Power IT James Hanson, +447798802447 email@example.com
Ascent Solar Partners with Power IT-2-Channel
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