Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a development stage company, focuses on commercializing photovoltaic (PV) modules using proprietary technology. The company’s proprietary manufacturing process deposits multiple layers of materials, including a thin film of copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) semiconductor material, on a plastic substrate using a roll-to-roll manufacturing process and then laser patterns the layers to create interconnected PV cells, or PV modules, in a process known as monolithic integration. In 2012, the company launched its new line of consumer products under the EnerPlex brand, and introduced its first product, the Surfr, a solar assisted case and charger for the Apple iPhone 4/4S smart phone featuring its ultra light CIGS thin film technology. The charger incorporates the company’s ultra light and thin solar module into a sleek, protective iPhone 4/4S case, along with a thin battery. In 2012, it announced the launch of the second version of Surfr, a solar assisted charger for the Samsung Galaxy S III, which provides 85% additional battery life. In 2012, the company also launched the EnerPlex Kickr and EnerPlex Jumpr product series. The EnerPlex Kickr IV is a solar charging device, approximately 7 inches by 7 inches when folded, and weighing 316 grams, or less than half a pound. The Kickr IV provides 4.5 watt regulated power that could help charge phones, tablets, digital cameras, and other devices. The Kickr IV is ideal for outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking and mountain climbing and daily city use. The company’s consumer products are available to customers through third party distributors and retailers and through its Website at www.EnerPlex.biz, it retail Website. Customers and Markets The company’s target consumers include frequent travelers, students, business professionals, and those spending extended time outdoors away from the power grid (hunters, campers, park rangers, mining, constructions, etc.). Its target markets include consumer electronics, defense and portable power, transportation, space and near space and building integrated PV/building applied PV. Its products are also available on www.amazon.com. Research and Development During 2012, the company incurred approximately $20.7 million in research and development costs. Intellectual Property The company has eight unpublished pending patent applications in related areas, six of which were filed in 2012. In addition, it had 5 other unpublished U.S. trademark applications, and had filed the trade name EnerPlex in 21 countries, and ‘Transforming Everyday Life’ in 8 countries as of December 31, 2012. Significant Events In July 2013, Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. has entered into a joint venture agreement with Government of the Municipal City of Suqian in Jiangsu Province, China to manufacture Copper-Indium-Gallium-Selenium photovoltaic modules. In November 2013, Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. announced the opening of three kiosk locations in Southern California for the company's EnerPlex brand of consumer electronics. History Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2005. The company was incorporated under the laws of Delaware in 2005.
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