Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTI), a developer of flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced that it will be exhibiting at the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference, also known as DIREC 2010 hosted by the Indian Government. Ascent Solar is participating as part of a United States of America lead delegation to promote clean energy technology partnership between India and the United States. Ascent Solar will be exhibiting their off-grid and on-grid photovoltaic power solutions catering to growing Indian market energy needs under the USA pavilion from October 27-29, 2010 in New Delhi, India. With more than 9,000 delegates, over 250 speakers and 600 exhibitors from 50 countries, DIREC 2010 is expected to be the most significant event on renewable energy ever held in India.

DIREC 2010 is the fourth in the series of global Ministerial-level Conferences on Renewable Energy, which follows from the initiative taken at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, acknowledging the significance of renewable energy for sustainable development. DIREC 2010 is an international platform for government, private sector, and civil society leaders to jointly address the goal of advancing renewable energy. It will build upon the success and outcomes of the previous events in Washington in 2008, Beijing in 2005 and Bonn in 2004. Additional information can be found at http://www.direc2010.gov.in.

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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