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Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced today the availability of its EnerPlex Surfr for the Galaxy S4 across the company’s owned retail channels, including retail locations in the Denver area as well as online through www.goenerplex.com; with distribution partners coming online later in the month.

The Surfr for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (Photo: Business Wire)

The Surfr for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (Photo: Business Wire)

The EnerPlex Surfr for Galaxy S4 takes advantage of Ascent's ultra-light, thin and flexible solar panels and enables Galaxy users to boost their smartphones with sunlight in addition to conventional charging methods to extend usage time.

The EnerPlex case for Galaxy S4 is uniquely enabled by the lightweight, thin and highly customizable form factor of Ascent's CIGS solar cells, allowing solar technology to be integrated into the thinnest and lightest solar-enabled Samsung case on the market. Paired with an ultra-thin lithium-ion battery the EnerPlex Surfr provides hours of additional audio, web and talk time for users.

Ascent Solar's Vice President of Product Development, Robert Meck said: "Equipped with a 2500 mAh battery and solar panel for emergency charging, the Surfr for the Galaxy S4 remains extremely lightweight and retains a slim profile; making it a perfect accessory for those consumers who require more power for their phone while they are on the go."

About Ascent Solar Technologies:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules using flexible substrate materials that can transform the way solar power generation integrates into everyday life. Ascent Solar modules, which were named one of TIME Magazine's 50 best inventions for 2011, can be directly incorporated into standard building materials, commercial transportation, automotive solutions, space applications, consumer electronics for portable power and durable off-grid solutions. More information can be found at ascentsolar.com.

About EnerPlex:

The EnerPlex brand represents Ascent's line of consumer products. These products, many of which are integrated with Ascent's transformational 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.

Samsung Galaxy is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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