Ascent Solar Expands Retail Distribution Network into Japan

  Ascent Solar Expands Retail Distribution Network into Japan

Business Wire

THORNTON, Colo. -- December 12, 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 distribution partnerships with Kyodo International
Corp. and NARA Co Ltd. for the company’s EnerPlex line of consumer products in

Kyodo International Corp. based in Osaka, specializes in supporting the entry
of consumer electronic goods into the Japanese marketplace. Tokyo based NARA
has a history of bringing both large electronics as well as consumer oriented
electronics, to market in Japan.

John Maslanik, Ascent’s Manager of Business Development said, "Japan
represents a strong consumer market for our EnerPlex brand, a highly
tech-savvy and affluent customer base which is also highly engaged in the
renewable energy marketplace. In addition these partnerships open new
opportunities for Ascent’s revolutionary solar technology to be integrated
into larger power generation projects.”

The EnerPlex product line is quickly becoming recognized as the gold standard
of solar-integrated consumer electronics, providing consumers with
lightweight, powerful and extremely durable charging solutions for all their
portable electronics. Surfr™, a line of solar and battery integrated phone
cases, allows users to charge their phone anywhere and in cases of emergency.
Kickr™, a line of portable solar chargers, provides a charging solution for
most USB-enabled devices providing power almost anywhere and in nearly every
situation and is perfect for emergency preparedness. With the addition of the
Jumpr™line 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

About EnerPlex™: The EnerPlex™ brand is a registered trademark in the United
States, Australia, Hong Kong, European Community, and Japan. The EnerPlex
brand represents Ascent's line of consumer products. These products, many of
which are integrated with Ascent's proprietary 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

Forward-Looking Statements:

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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
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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.


Ascent Solar Technologies
Investor Relations Contact:
CleanTech IR
Brion D. Tanous, 310-541-6824
Mobile: 424-634-8592
Ascent Solar Technologies
Justin R. Jacobs, 1-720-872-5194
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