THORNTON, CO, Feb. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCBQ: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, lightweight and flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, announced the availability of its newest innovative product, the Ascent XD™48 Solar Charger, available on

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Delivering up to 48 Watts of solar power, the durable and compact Ascent XD48 Solar Charger is the ideal solution for charging many portable electronics and off-grid power systems. The Ascent XD48's versatility allows it to charge both military and consumer electronics directly from the sun wherever you are. Built in the United States with Ascent Solar's proprietary Extreme CIGS solar technology, the rugged, weather-resistant construction withstands shocks, drops, damage and even minor punctures to power through the harshest conditions. This award winning technology allows the solar charger to provide power from dawn to dusk, even in overcast or cloudy conditions. The Ascent XD48's compact design conveniently fits in your bag or backpack, allowing you to carry unlimited solar power everywhere.

"We are excited to offer this tough and versatile solar charger to off-grid consumers and military personnel. The Ascent XD48 Solar Charger provides users with an extremely durable and weather resistant portable power source to ensure batteries can be remotely recharged and devices stay powered throughout the most challenging off-grid adventures and missions," said Todd Dunham, Senior Director of Marketing and Product at Ascent Solar. "The XD48 adds a larger format solar charger to the XD Series, our most durable line of products, and fills a critical need for off-grid power systems and warfighters. Look for more new product announcements in the coming months as we build out our portfolio of Ascent Solar products."     


Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., an ISO 9001-2015 certified company, is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules using flexible substrate materials that are more versatile and rugged than traditional solar panels.  Ascent Solar modules were named as one of the top 100 technologies in both 2010 and 2015 by R&D Magazine, and one of TIME Magazine's 50 best inventions for 2011. The technology described above represents the cutting edge of flexible power and can be directly integrated into consumer products and off-grid applications, as well as other aerospace applications. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. More information can be found at

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