Breitling Wing Walkers Walking on Sunshine with new Ascent Solar Partnership

Breitling Wing Walkers Walking on Sunshine with new Ascent Solar Partnership

THORNTON, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a manufacturer of consumer and off-grid products integrated with flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules (CIGS), announced the company's partnership with the Breitling Wing Walkers. In tandem with the launch of Ascent's EnerPlex series of integrated solar products in the United Kingdom, Ascent has teamed with the Wing Walkers for their European Tour; with their next show at the Royal International Tattoo Airshow in the UK on July 20-21st.

The Camouflage Kickr IV Portable Solar Charger (Photo: Business Wire)

The Camouflage Kickr IV Portable Solar Charger (Photo: Business Wire)

EnerPlex is an exciting new range of uniquely lightweight, durable and highly energy efficient photovoltaic charging solutions for today's power-hungry tech users. With their busy schedule, the Breitling team will be able to make full use of the EnerPlex range to not only keep all their devices charged, but also take advantage of solar energy during their down-time.


"Often, when our aircraft are parked at airshows, finding the nearest power socket is a real challenge to say the least. This range of solar equipment really has solved this problem once and for all. Now we're able to use and recharge our mobile devices without worrying about running out of power - essential for checking the weather or filing a flight plan" - Martyn Carrington - Director of Flying - BreitlingWing Walkers

As a division of Breitling Air Time, the UK-based AeroSuperBatics are the world's only aerobatic formation wing-walking team. They have been specialists in display flying for over 27 years and operate one of the best known and loved civilian air display acts in Europe; with a spectatorship of over 6 million in the UK alone.

The Breitling Wing Walkers will be appearing at numerous locations across the Europe over the coming months, a full list of their appearances can be found here: http://www.aerosuperbatics.com/2013shows

John Maslanik, Ascent's Manager of Business Development said, "This is a fantastic opportunity for us, with Ascent's drive for innovation finding a perfect match in the precision and demand for reliability that the Brietling Air Time team demands, it's a perfect way for us to showcase our technology and build brand awareness as the Wing Walkers travel across Europe."

The EnerPlex Product line has quickly changed the paradigm of solar-integrated consumer electronics, providing consumers with lightweight, powerful and extremely durable charging solutions for all their portable electronics. SurfrTM, a line of solar and battery integrated phone cases, allows users to charge their phone anywhere and in cases of emergency. KickrTM, a line of portable solar chargers, provides a charging solution for most USB enabled devices enabling power to be generated almost anywhere and in nearly every situation, perfect for emergency preparedness. With the addition of the JumprTM 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 www.ascentsolar.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

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