Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTI), a developer of flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced the launch of its OEM ready USB charger integrated modules for portable, off-grid charging solutions. The integration of the USB outlet makes it a universally acceptable application that can meet the need for a diverse and growing market for portable power needs in developed and emerging market countries. Ascent Solar will be exhibiting the new product to OEM interested customers and the general public at booth number 4653 during the upcoming Solar Power International trade show on October 12-14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Solar Power International is expected to attract more than 22,000 professional attendees from 70 countries. Customers interested in receiving more information about the show or scheduling a meeting with Ascent Solar’s sales team during the show should contact Yvonne Reopelle at yreopelle@ascentsolar.com or 720-872-5172.

Rafael Gutierrez, SVP of Sales and Marketing for Ascent Solar, stated, “With the growing proliferation of power on the go needs to meet the rising electronic application from cell phones to other personal electronic devices, our USB integrated light-weight, rugged and efficient CIGS modules can meet this demand. This OEM product will be an important solution for our off-grid portable power portfolio.”

About Ascent Solar Technologies:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into standard building materials, commercial transportation, automotive solutions, space applications, consumer electronics for portable power or configured as stand-alone modules for large scale terrestrial deployment. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colo. Additional information can be found at www.ascentsolar.com.

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