Ascent Solar Opens Retail Locations in California

  Ascent Solar Opens Retail Locations in California

Business Wire

THORNTON, Colo. -- November 27, 2013

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a manufacturer of
state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced today the
opening of three kiosk locations in Southern California for the company's
EnerPlex^TM brand of consumer electronics.

Located in The Grove in Los Angeles, Westfield Santa Anita and the Irvine
Spectrum Center, the new kiosk locations represent an expansion of the retail
strategy pioneered in Colorado during 2013. This brings EnerPlex’s
revolutionary solar integrated products and accessories directly into the
hands of consumers; shoppers will have the opportunity to touch and feel the
products as well as speak directly with a knowledgeable staff. More
information on the entire EnerPlex series of products can be found at
www.goenerplex.com.

Jeramie Skogg, Ascent's Manager of Retail Channel Development, said, "Southern
California was strategically selected as the next step in our kiosk expansion
strategy due to its dense and affluent population. Expanding our footprint in
time for the beginning of the holiday shopping season not only will boost our
brand recognition in one of the most densely populated areas of the United
States but will provide an extremely advantageous selling opportunity during
the busiest shopping season of the year."

The introduction of the EnerPlex series of products has revolutionized the
applications of thin-film solar modules within the consumer marketplace. With
the Surfr^TM line of solar and battery integrated phone cases, as well as the
Kickr^TM line of portable solar chargers, the EnerPlex series allow consumers
to interact with solar technology in ways never before possible. The Jumpr^TM
line-up of portable batteries completes an integrated, solar charging and
storage solution for life on the go. Finally, the newly introduced Packr^TM
solar backpack combines style, practicality and technology for consumer use.

About Ascent Solar Technologies:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic
modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than
most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated
into standard building materials, aerospace applications, consumer electronics
for portable power or configured as stand-alone modules for large scale
terrestrial deployment. 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.

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.

Contact:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.
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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