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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

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