Ascent Solar Announces Debut of EnerPlex Packr™, Solar Integrated Backpack

Conveniently power up smartphones and other small electronics on the go.

THORNTON, Colo.--Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (ASTI), a manufacturer of consumer and off-grid products integrated with state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced the release of the EnerPlex™ brand's first solar integrated backpack, the EnerPlex Packr™.


The Packr backpack is integrated with a 3-watt regulated flexible solar panel and equipped with a standard USB output, made with Ascent's revolutionary CIGS technology. The lightweight solar module adds minimal weight to the Backpack while allowing it to maintain a traditional form factor. The 3-watt output allows consumers to conveniently power up their smartphones and other small electronics on the go, without ever having to stop and deploy the panel.

The Packr is immediately available for purchase via EnerPlex's retail locations in the Denver area, as well as online at www.goenerplex.com.

Robert Meck, Ascent's Vice-President of Product Development said, "The Packr is the perfect example of how Ascent's transformational technology can be applied to products which consumers use in their everyday lives. The Packr provides a lightweight, useful, and powerful charging solution allowing users to stay 'Always in Charge' while on the move, reducing the need for them to be chained to an outlet."

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 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 goenerplex.com.

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