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Ascent Solar Expands Kickr Line of Personal Solar Chargers

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of consumer and off-grid products integrated with state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced today the debut of the company's newest additions to the Kickr line of personal solar chargers, the EnerPlex™Kickr™ I and II.

The Kickr II Charging a Samsung Galaxy S III (Photo: Business Wire)

Both the Kickr I & II are available to purchase via Ascent's retail locations in the Denver metropolitan area as well as online through

The Kickr I, with a 1.5 watt output is perfect for charging batteries and power banks; while the Kickr II is capable of charging most smartphones in under five hours with a 3 watt output. Both the Kickr I & II are lightweight, flexible and compact, allowing for easy attachment to anything imaginable, from a bike to a backpack.

The Kickr line of personal solar chargers is uniquely enabled by the flexible, rugged, lightweight and thin form factor of Ascent's proprietary CIGS solar cells. EnerPlex™Kickr™ products are perfect for consumers who desire a robust, durable and rugged charging solution when off the grid, unlike chargers manufactured by competitors using traditional rigid mono-crystalline solar panels which are heavy, fragile and cumbersome.

Ascent Solar's Vice President of Product Development, Robert Meck said: "The Kickr I & II and the expansion of the Kickr line represents another step forward for Ascent's consumer brand, EnerPlex™ as we continue to deliver rugged and innovative solutions to consumers who require the absolute best in portable charging solutions, whether they are working in a remote oil field or summiting a treacherous peak."

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

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



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