Breitling Wing Walkers Walking on Sunshine with new Ascent Solar Partnership

  Breitling Wing Walkers Walking on Sunshine with new Ascent Solar Partnership

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THORNTON, Colo. -- July 19, 2013

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a manufacturer of consumer and
off-grid products integrated with flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules
(CIGS),announced the company’s partnership with theBreitlingWing Walkers.
In tandem with the launch of Ascent’s EnerPlex series of integrated solar
products in the United Kingdom, Ascent has teamed with the Wing Walkers for
their European Tour; with their next show at the Royal International Tattoo
Airshow in the UK on July 20-21^st.

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

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

EnerPlex is an exciting newrange of uniquely lightweight, durable and highly
energy efficient photovoltaic charging solutions for today’s power-hungry
techusers.With their busy schedule,theBreitlingteam will be able to make
full use of the EnerPlex range to not only keep all their devices charged, but
also take advantage of solar energy during their down-time.

"Often, when our aircraft are parked at airshows, finding the nearest power
socket is a real challenge to say the least. This range of
solarequipmentreally has solved this problem once and for all. Now we're
able to use and recharge our mobile devices without worrying about running out
of power - essential for checking the weather or filing a flight plan"
–MartynCarrington– Directorof Flying –BreitlingWing Walkers

As a division of Breitling Air Time, the UK-based AeroSuperBatics are the
world's only aerobatic formation wing-walking team. They have been specialists
in display flying for over 27 years and operate one of the best known and
loved civilian air display acts in Europe; with a spectatorship of over 6
million in the UK alone.

The Breitling Wing Walkers will be appearing at numerous locations across the
Europe over the coming months, a full list of their appearances can be found

John Maslanik, Ascent’s Manager of Business Development said, “This is a
fantastic opportunity for us, with Ascent’s drive for innovation finding a
perfect match in the precision and demand for reliability that the Brietling
Air Time team demands, it’s a perfect way for us to showcase our technology
and build brand awareness as the Wing Walkers travel across Europe.”

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.

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

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