Ascent Solar Announces Debut of the EnerPlexTMKickrTM I and II, Newest Additions To The Kickr Line o

Ascent Solar Announces Debut of the EnerPlex TM Kickr TM I and II, Newest Additions To The Kickr Line of Personal Solar Chargers

THORNTON, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NAS: ASTI) , a manufacturer of consumer and off-grid products integrated with state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced today the debut of the company's newest additions to the Kickr line of personal solar chargers, the EnerPlexTMKickrTM I and II.

The Kickr II Charging a Samsung Galaxy S III (Photo: Business Wire)

The Kickr II Charging a Samsung Galaxy S III (Photo: Business Wire)

Both the Kickr I & II are available to purchase via Ascent's retail locations in the Denver metropolitan area as well as online through www.goenerplex.com.


The Kickr I, with a 1.5 watt output is perfect for charging batteries and power banks; while the Kickr II is capable of charging most smartphones in under five hours with a 3 watt output. Both the Kickr I & II are lightweight, flexible and compact, allowing for easy attachment to anything imaginable, from a bike to a backpack.

The Kickr line of personal solar chargers is uniquely enabled by the flexible, rugged, lightweight and thin form factor of Ascent's proprietary CIGS solar cells. EnerPlexTMKickrTM products are perfect for consumers who desire a robust, durable and rugged charging solution when off the grid, unlike chargers manufactured by competitors using traditional rigid mono-crystalline solar panels which are heavy, fragile and cumbersome.

Ascent Solar's Vice President of Product Development, Robert Meck said: "The Kickr I & II and the expansion of the Kickr line represents another step forward for Ascent's consumer brand, EnerPlexTM as we continue to deliver rugged and innovative solutions to consumers who require the absolute best in portable charging solutions, whether they are working in a remote oil field or summiting a treacherous peak."

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 represents Ascent's line of consumer products. These products, many of which are integrated with Ascent'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 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.



Ascent Solar Technologies
Investor Relations Contact:
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Brion D. Tanous, 310-541-6824
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Justin R. Jacobs
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