Ascent Solar’s EnerPlex™ Products Now Distributed by Navarre, Further Expanding Retail Channel in the North America Market

THORNTON, Colo.--()--Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today the company's new distribution partnership with Navarre, a business unit of WYNIT Distribution.

WYNIT’s Navarre business unit has a long history of connecting brands and consumers through their partnership with well-known retailers throughout North America.

Richard Hashim, General Manager of EnerPlex, said, "The response to our EnerPlex products in 2014 has been overwhelmingly positive, and our partnership with Navarre will allow us access to an even wider range of retailers and consumers. EnerPlex will certainly benefit from their experience and knowledge of the consumer marketplace, and will leverage this knowledge to continue our growth.”

“EnerPlex provides a truly unique set of products for consumers, ones which we feel fill a very specific need which currently is not met by other products in the market. We believe EnerPlex can quickly become a leader in the consumer portable power space,” said Ward Thomas, Executive Vice President, Navarre Division.

EnerPlex has changed the paradigm 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, enabling power to be generated almost anywhere and in nearly every situation, 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 www.goenerplex.com, www.ascentsolar.com.

About WYNIT Distribution, LLC

WYNIT Distribution, LLC is a leading national distributor of products from the top national brands in the consumer electronics, photo, wide format printing, security and outdoor leisure and adventure industries. Based in North Syracuse, NY, the company serves a wide range of customers ranging from large national retailers to independent resellers through dedicated business units and strategically located distribution facilities in Memphis, TN, and Reno, NV. Founded in 1987, WYNIT Distribution, LLC’s mission is to improve the competitive position of its customers and suppliers.

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Contacts

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

Contacts

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