Ascent Solar Announces Debut of the EnerPlexTMKickrTM I and II, Newest Additions To The Kickr Line of Personal Solar Chargers

  Ascent Solar Announces Debut of the EnerPlexTMKickrTM I and II, Newest
  Additions To The Kickr Line of Personal Solar Chargers

Business Wire

THORNTON, Colo. -- September 3, 2013

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a manufacturer of consumer and
off-grid products integrated with state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film
photovoltaic modules, announced today the debut of the company's newest
additions to the Kickr line of personal solar chargers, the
EnerPlex^TMKickr^TM I and II.

The Kickr II Charging a Samsung Galaxy S III (Photo: Business Wire)

The Kickr II Charging a Samsung Galaxy S III (Photo: Business Wire)

Both the Kickr I & II are available to purchase via Ascent’s retail locations
in the Denver metropolitan area as well as online through www.goenerplex.com.

The Kickr I, with a 1.5 watt output is perfect for charging batteries and
power banks; while the Kickr II is capable of charging most smartphones in
under five hours with a 3 watt output. Both the Kickr I & II are lightweight,
flexible and compact, allowing for easy attachment to anything imaginable,
from a bike to a backpack.

The Kickr line of personal solar chargers is uniquely enabled by the flexible,
rugged, lightweight and thin form factor of Ascent's proprietary CIGS solar
cells. EnerPlex^TMKickr^TM products are perfect for consumers who desire a
robust, durable and rugged charging solution when off the grid, unlike
chargers manufactured by competitors using traditional rigid mono-crystalline
solar panels which are heavy, fragile and cumbersome.

Ascent Solar's Vice President of Product Development, Robert Meck said: "The
Kickr I & II and the expansion of the Kickr line represents another step
forward for Ascent’s consumer brand, EnerPlex^TM as we continue to deliver
rugged and innovative solutions to consumers who require the absolute best in
portable charging solutions, whether they are working in a remote oil field or
summiting a treacherous peak."

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.

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 goenerplex.com.

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
materially different from any historical results or from any future results
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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
Investor Relations Contact:
CleanTech IR
Brion D. Tanous, 310-541-6824
Mobile: 424-634-8592
btanous@cleantech-ir.com
or
Ascent Solar Technologies
Justin R. Jacobs
1-720-872-5194
jjacobs@ascentsolar.com
 
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