Source: NewMediaWire

Ascent Solar and EnerPlex Products Go Live on General Services Administration Website,

THORNTON, CO--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2016) - Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today the Company's products, awarded a GSA Schedule 56 contract beginning December 15th, 2015, have gone live on the United States Federal Government purchasing website:

Rafael E. Gutierrez, Senior Vice President and COO of Ascent Solar, said, "Pursuant to the Schedule 56 contract announced in December, we are pleased that our products are now available for purchase directly by Federal government employees, both civilian and military. We strongly believe that Ascent Solar and EnerPlex's, Made in the USA, products provide unique value for portable power generation and storage, being both lighter, more rugged, but most importantly more integrated, than other products available."

The granting of the GSA Schedule 56 contract is the result of a rigorous process. The GSA carefully assesses companies to determine their ability to deliver products and/or services to the Federal Government on a sustained basis. The completion of this process identifies the recipient as a preferred vendor for the Federal Government and one which is authorized to conduct commercial operations directly with Federal Agencies.

Federal, State and local agencies may obtain information about Ascent Solar GSA Schedule 56 products at or by contacting Ascent Solar via

Ascent Solar and EnerPlex products can be found on the GSA website via the links below:

About Ascent Solar Technologies and EnerPlex:

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. EnerPlex is the Company's brand of consumer products and is a division of Ascent Solar. Ascent Solar and EnerPlex are headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to and

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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