THORNTON, CO--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2016) - Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: 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 that the Company's newest debuted product, the Kickr 7 FL (Feather-light), has received numerous "Best of Show" awards from the following media publications at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, UT from August 3rd - 6th, 2016.

GearJunkie -- Best In Show 2016:

The Manual -- Best of Outdoor Retailer 2016:

New Atlas -- Innovative Gear and Gadgetry from OR 2016:

Engineered with Ascent's revolutionary CIGS Solar-on-Plastic technology and a completely redesigned encapsulation process that leverages upon the Company's aerospace and drone product development, the Kickr 7 FL debuted at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow as the world's lightest consumer solar charger. The Kicker 7 FL provides approximately 6.5 watts of regulated power while weighing only 5 ounces, and is 50% lighter than the previous equivalent Kickr series of solar chargers.

In addition, while awaiting for official confirmation, the Kickr 7 FL has also been voted the "best-of-the-best" in "GearJunkie's Outdoor Retailer Readers Choice Award" contest. Matched up against 15 of GearJunkie's favorite products from the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Show, EnerPlex garnered the most votes from GearJunkie's readers and subscribers over a one week contest. You can see the final voter count at

About Ascent Solar Technologies:

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules using flexible plastic substrate materials that are more versatile and rugged than traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules, which were named one of TIME Magazine's 50 best inventions for 2011, can be directly integrated into consumer products and off-grid applications, commercial transportation, automotive solutions, space applications, consumer electronics for portable power and durable off-grid solutions. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to and

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Adam Holdsworth
PCG Advisory Group