SOURCE: Ascent Solar Technologies

Ascent Solar Technologies

July 25, 2017 06:00 ET

Ascent Solar Delivers First Shipment of A Major Contract to Supply High-Voltage Superlight Thin-Film Modules for High Altitude Aerospace Application

THORNTON, CO--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2017) - Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, lightweight, and flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, announces that the Company has successfully delivered the first shipment of the major contract on June 26, 2017 pursuant to announcement made on January 19, 2017.

The first shipment, represents approximately 21% of the total contract size, was delayed from the original scheduled shipment date at the request of our customer due to delays in their project schedule. The shipment is now completed, successfully tested and accepted by customer. We are now waiting for customer's revised shipment schedule for the remainder of the contract, which is expected to occur in first quarter of 2018.

Dr. Joseph Armstrong, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Ascent Solar said, "We have noted previously that Ascent's thin-film CIGS PV technology produces modules with the highest power-to-weight ratio, and this characteristic is incredibly important especially for aerospace, near-space, and space applications. We were able to provide the customer with a unique modular product that is designed to reduce part count significantly over our competition, while providing the ability and flexibility to integrate the modules into different form factors for different applications as their product evolves."

"This contract is by far the single largest PV sales contract in the corporate history of Ascent Solar, and the first ever large shipment of such customized high-voltage superlight thin-film for high altitude application," said Victor Lee, CEO and President of Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. "The contract is not only significant in value but also underscores the power of Ascent's proprietary technology to address these rapidly emerging and growing premium PV markets. We hope that this contract is only the 'tip of the iceberg' as the project, if successfully launched, is expected to be rolled out on a much larger scale in the future."

ABOUT ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC:
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 www.AscentSolar.com.

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