Ascent Solar Announces EnerPlex™ Availability in Korea

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Source: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.

THORNTON, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced today the retail debut of the company’s EnerPlex solar assisted battery case for the iPhone 4 and 4S with Korean distributor H3P Co., Ltd. The EnerPlex cases are available at selected retail stores and online through the distributor’s website at www.h3p.co.kr as well as several popular online stores in Korea such as Naver’s “Shop N” and E-Bay Korea’s “G-Market.” The EnerPlex for iPhone 4 and 4S takes advantage of Ascent’s ultra-light, thin and flexible solar panels and enables iPhone users to provide supplementary charging of their iPhones with sunlight in addition to conventional charging methods to extend the usage time of iPhones.

The EnerPlex case for iPhone is uniquely enabled by the lightweight, thin and highly customizable form factor of Ascent’s CIGS solar cells, allowing solar technology to be integrated into the thinnest and lightest solar-enabled iPhone case on the market.

Ascent Solar’s President and CEO, Victor Lee, said: “We are excited to provide consumers, for the first time, the ability to experience the transformational qualities of Ascent’s award-winning CIGS solar technology through a product that complements one of the most popular consumer devices in history, Transforming Everyday Life™. Meanwhile, we will be stepping up our effort to unveil this exciting product to US consumers in time for the holiday season.”

About Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules using flexible substrate materials that can transform the way solar power generation integrates into everyday life. Ascent Solar modules, which were named one of TIME Magazine's 50 best inventions for 2011, can be directly incorporated into standard building materials, commercial transportation, automotive solutions, space applications, consumer electronics for portable power and durable off-grid solutions. More information can be found at www.ascentsolar.com.

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