Global Leader in International Renewable Industry News

posted in:

Ascent Solar expands retail distribution network into Japan

Friday, Dec 13, 2013

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a manufacturer of consumer and off-grid products integrated with flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules (CIGS), announced today distribution partnerships with Kyodo International Corp. and NARA Co Ltd. for the company’s EnerPlex line of consumer products in Japan.

“Japan represents a strong consumer market for our EnerPlex brand, a highly tech-savvy and affluent customer base which is also highly engaged in the renewable energy marketplace. In addition these partnerships open new opportunities for Ascent’s revolutionary solar technology to be integrated into larger power generation projects.”

Kyodo International Corp. based in Osaka, specializes in supporting the entry of consumer electronic goods into the Japanese marketplace. Tokyo based NARA has a history of bringing both large electronics as well as consumer oriented electronics, to market in Japan.

John Maslanik, Ascent’s Manager of Business Development said, "Japan represents a strong consumer market for our EnerPlex brand, a highly tech-savvy and affluent customer base which is also highly engaged in the renewable energy marketplace. In addition these partnerships open new opportunities for Ascent’s revolutionary solar technology to be integrated into larger power generation projects.”

The EnerPlex product line is quickly becoming recognized as the gold standard 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 providing power almost anywhere and in nearly every situation and is 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.

Source: Business Wire

posted in:

Other Renewable News

Trina Solar announces grid connection for 23.8 MW PV projects in UK 18-04-2014
Hannon Armstrong ("HASI") and Sol Systems collaborate to deploy up to $100 million of debt financing for distributed solar project developers in 2014 18-04-2014
EasySolar announces the all-in-one solar power solution 17-04-2014
Three International wind power exhibitions to take place in Shanghai in July 2014 17-04-2014
Bharat Light & Power selects OSIsoft PI System to support renewable energy growth in India 17-04-2014
JinkoSolar successfully connects two solar PV projects totaling 39MW to the grid in Jiangsu Province 17-04-2014
Yingli Green Energy signs cooperation agreement with Sailing Capital to jointly form a one billion RMB renewable energy fund 17-04-2014
IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA in Russia to construct the 1,020 MW substation for the Votkinskaya hydropower station 17-04-2014
Silver Fox® labels exhibit excellent results in latest long-term UV tests 16-04-2014
Introducing Trinity, a portable wind turbine power station for charging USB devices 16-04-2014