Ascent Solar Technologies Widens EnerPlex Global Distribution Network, Signing Exclusive Scandinavian Distributorship with

  Ascent Solar Technologies Widens EnerPlex Global Distribution Network,
  Signing Exclusive Scandinavian Distributorship with Sun2Voltage

Business Wire

THORNTON, Colo. -- April 30, 2013

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer of
state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, integrated into the
company’s new EnerPlex^TM series of consumer products, announced today the
appointment of Sun2Voltage as the exclusive distributor of EnerPlex products
in Scandinavia.

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

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

Mr. Lars Petersen, Managing Director of Sun2Voltage stated, "Sun2Voltage is
both excited and proud to work together with Ascent Solar in targeting the
Scandinavian outdoor market. We at Sun2Voltage believe Ascent’s groundbreaking
products have the ability to change how consumers in Scandinavia use solar in
their everyday lives.”

The EnerPlex series is a diverse line of solar and battery enabled products
including the Kickr^TM, Surfr^TM and Jumpr^TM products. The Kickr product line
is the first series of portable solar chargers to leverage the lightweight
qualities and superior aesthetics of Ascent’s CIGS technology, while the Surfr
series of solar and battery phone cases extends the battery life of either the
Apple iPhone 4® or Samsung Galaxy S III® also preserving the high level of
design quality that consumers demand. The addition of the Jumpr line of
battery packs ties all the products together by providing portable and high
capacity energy storage solutions.

More information on the entire EnerPlex line can be found at
www.goenerplex.com

Mr. John Maslanik, Ascent’s Manager of Business Development said, “Our
partnership with Sun2Voltage as exclusive distributor of EnerPlex products in
Denmark, Sweden and Norway enables us to deliver our products to a large and
growing consumer audience. The Scandinavian consumer has a proven interest in
not only the use of renewable energy, but its use in making recreational
activities such as skiing, biking and hiking more enjoyable; something which
our Kickr, Surfr and Jumpr product lines are perfectly positioned to do.”

To visit Sun2Voltage’s website, visit: www.sun2voltage.com

Mr. Petersen continued, “With more than 20 years of experience in selling and
marketing eco-friendly energy solutions in Scandinavia, Sun2Voltage offers the
knowledge and ability to penetrate outdoor markets such as sailing, golfing
and skiing which are such an integral part of the Nordic lifestyle."

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'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 www.goenerplex.com.

About Sun2Voltage

Sun2Voltage was formed with the expressed purpose to distribute Ascent Solar’s
EnerPlex series of products into the Scandinavian market (Denmark, Sweden &
Norway), utilizing the company’s superior understanding and connections in the
Scandinavian region.

Forward-Looking Statements:

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statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown
factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be
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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
CleanTech IR
Brion Tanous, 310-541-6824
Mobile: 424-634-8592
btanous@cleantech-ir.com
or
Sun2Voltage
Lars Petersen, +45 75563131
lp@sun2voltage.com
 
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