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 launch of its consumer products in 25 of Anaconda’s Adventure Superstores throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region. Benjamin Rieson of Anaconda said, “Anaconda is proud to be partnered with off-grid consumer power solutions from EnerPlex; after looking for the best products to showcase in store, EnerPlex was the first choice supplier for this unique offer.” EnerPlex offers a complete portable power solution by uniting its transformational lightweight and rugged solar with power storage solutions for consumers on the go. With ruggedized products, which can withstand even the harshest environments, EnerPlex provides the ultimate charging solution for consumers who want to get off the grid. John Masanik, EnerPlex’s Manager of Business Development, said, “Australasia and the South Pacific is a rich target market for the EnerPlex brand, with many citizens living off the grid and away from traditional power sources. EnerPlex is strongly positioned to fill a vital need for these markets. Our partnership with both SeeChange and Anaconda will allow us to immediately penetrate these markets with twenty-five (25) physical retail locations.” Joe Caccioppoli, Managing Director of SeeChange, added, “When we researched who was buying our mobile power products we were surprised how many were camping, tramping, hunting, fishing, hiking and biking enthusiasts. These customers have unique requirements as their technology must be able to handle the rigors of being used outdoors and they also have the opportunity to leverage Mother Nature to provide power. To support this large consumer group we needed to add to our portfolio the very best suppliers of outdoors designed mobile power products. As EnerPlex has a wide range of quality, multi-award winning innovative products, they were an obvious choice for us. Their solar technology in particular is the best in the market delivering better performance in variable light conditions and more power per kilogram than any other product we have found. SeeChange is very proud to be the exclusive distributor for EnerPlex in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.”
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 Anaconda: Anaconda was founded in November 2004; its founders were concerned that Australia’s outdoor and adventure culture was in decline, and many people seeking their leisure and entertainment indoors. The founders realized that Australia did not have a one-stop-shop for outdoor and adventure equipment. This is how the vision of Anaconda — Australia’s largest camping and adventure superstore — was born. Anaconda is not just a retail store, it’s an experience. The company carries the largest range of outdoor products in Australia and sources the best gear, both locally and internationally. The company’s gear is offered in an environment where visitors can take part in great activities and get the best local advice for their adventures. About SeeChange: SeeChange provides complete end-to-end sales, distribution and marketing solutions in the Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific marketplaces for emerging and innovative technology. The company’s mission is to ‘see change’ in technology and consumer behaviors and source products that not only provide our clients with new profit opportunities, but also surprise and delight their customers with solutions that are both innovative and deliver real value. Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates," "plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.