Ascent Solar To Debut EnerPlex™ Surfr Battery & Solar Case for iPhone 5 and 5s at CES 2014

  Ascent Solar To Debut EnerPlex™ Surfr Battery & Solar Case for iPhone 5 and
  5s at CES 2014

Doubles the battery life, giving users hours of additional audio, web and talk
time

2014 International CES

Business Wire

THORNTON, Colo. -- December 23, 2013

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer of
state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, integrated into the
company’s EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today the debut of
the Surfr phone case for the iPhone 5 and 5s at CES 2014, the world’s first
and only case designed for the phones utilizing both battery and solar
technology.

Surfr for iPhone (Photo: Business Wire)

Surfr for iPhone (Photo: Business Wire)

The Surfr for iPhone 5 and 5s will be on display at the EnerPlex exhibit at
CES 2014 in Las Vegas at booth 35474 from 7^th – 10^th January 2014, along
with the full line of EnerPlex products and accessories.

See the Surfr for the iPhone 5s for the first time here!

The Surfr case provides not only protection, but doubles the battery life of
the iPhone, giving users hours of additional audio, web and talk time. It’s
lightweight design is enabled by the thin form factor of Ascent’s proprietary
CIGS solar technology, allowing solar to be integrated into the thinnest and
lightest solar-enabled case on the Market. The Surfr case has a 2000 mAh
lithium ion battery built in and comes in black and five other vibrant colors.

Ascent Solar's President and CEO, Victor Lee, said: "The iPhone 5s is one of
the best examples of ingenuity and design in consumer electronics; EnerPlex
has designed an exceptional case which maintains the beauty, form and function
of the iPhone while adding the additional battery life consumers so
desperately need. The integration of Ascent’s proprietary thin film solar
panel provides the added security of knowing that your phone can be charged in
time of emergency, when all else fails.”

To schedule a meeting with the EnerPlex team to review products or discuss
opportunities, contact Brad Brochocki at 720-872-5191 or
bbrochocki@ascentsolar.com.

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 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
visit www.goenerplex.com.

Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc.

iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.

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.

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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