10-25-13 6:00 AM EDT | Email Article

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a manufacturer of consumer and off-grid products integrated with flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules (CIGS), announced today the debut of its Surfr solar and battery case for the Samsung Galaxy S®4.

Surfr for Galaxy S4 in Black (Photo: Business Wire)

Surfr for Galaxy S4 in Black (Photo: Business Wire)

See the Surfr for Galaxy S4 for the first time here!

The EnerPlex Surfr case for Galaxy S4 comes with the choice of multiple colors, and is uniquely enabled by the lightweight, thin and highly customizable form factor of Ascent's proprietary CIGS solar cells, allowing solar technology to be integrated into the thinnest and lightest solar-enabled case on the market. Paired with an ultra-thin 2500 mAh lithium-ion battery, the EnerPlex case provides not only protection to the smartphone but hours of additional audio, web and talk time for consumers.

Ascent Solar's President and CEO, Victor Lee, said: "With 40 million S4’s already sold since the product’s debut, we feel the Surfr Solar & Battery case is the perfect complementary accessory for this wildly successful smartphone, opening the EnerPlex brand to an even wider audience of smartphone users.”

The EnerPlex Surfr for the Galaxy S4 will be available for sale nationwide in mid-November just in time for the holiday shopping season via the company’s EnerPlex retail outlets, Fry’s Electronics as well as online at www.goenerplex.com, www.walmart.com and www.newegg.com.

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.ascentsolar.com.

About EnerPlex™: The EnerPlex™ brand is a registered trademark in the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, European Community, and Japan. The EnerPlex brand represents Ascent's line of consumer products. These products, many of which are integrated with Ascent's proprietary CIGS technology, provide consumers with the ability to integrate solar into their everyday lives, while enabling them to free themselves and their electronics from the outlet. For more information on the EnerPlex brand and to see the product line, please visit www.goenerplex.com.

Samsung and Galaxy S are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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.

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