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 nationwide launch of its EnerPlex products in 100 select Sports Authority stores.

Rafael Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer of Ascent Solar said, "Today's recreational sporting enthusiasts now more than ever are looking to improve their sporting experiences with electronics; such as GoPro action cameras to capture epic moments, and wearables to track fitness goals. All of these devices, cameras, wearables and more, require lightweight portable power in situations where an outlet is not readily available. EnerPlex power products are uniquely positioned to keep all these devices charged even when a traditional power source is not accessible."

"Domestically, overall wearable unit sales are projected to hit 30.9 million in 2015; when combined with action cameras these two product segments alone represent over 35 million units, and customers, in need of lightweight portable power solutions" said Victor Lee, Ascent Solar's President & CEO, "This presents a huge market opportunity for Ascent Solar as the entire line of our EnerPlex products, both solar and battery, is well positioned to solve the mobile power needs of these users"

EnerPlex has changed the paradigm of solar-integrated and portable power products, 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, enabling power to be generated almost anywhere and in nearly every situation, 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.

About Ascent Solar Technologies and Enerplex

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. 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. Enerplex is the Company's brand of consumer products and is a division of Ascent Solar. Ascent Solar and Enerplex are headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to and

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About Sports Authority

Headquartered in Englewood, CO, Sports Authority is one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers, with 462 locations across 41 states and Puerto Rico. Sports Authority offers a broad range of sporting goods from leading brands and is the active family's destination for footwear, apparel, fitness, team sports and outdoor recreation. The League by Sports Authority, a free and easy rewards program, offers members 5% back after they earn 100 points or more during a quarterly period. For a list of store locations and information, or to shop online, visit Follow Sports Authority on Facebook and Twitter

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