By: Matt Rego
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI) engages in the designing and manufacturing of solar-powered solutions for consumer products and integrated consumer electronics. Shares of the consumer solar solutions company is rallying 51% during early trading on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Over the past three months, Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI) has seen average daily volume of around 2.12 million shares exchange hands. However, nearly 6.2 million shares or dollar volume of around $451,360 has already exchanged hands on Wednesday.
The news out today that is driving shares of the consumer solar company higher comes from a press release that details of the company’s new initiative to release its new product line of the world’s lightest consumer solar chargers. Kickr 7FL and Kickr 10FL are the two newest charging devices that Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI) will be looking to debut with the help of some of their retail partners. Here is the press release detailing of the solar company’s new charging products:
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI) Press Release
THORNTON, CO–(Marketwired – Aug 2, 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 the Company will debut the Kickr 7FL and Kickr 10FL, the world’s lightest consumer solar chargers, at Outdoor Retailer in August 2016 in addition to the new EnerPlex Explor and EnerPlex Packr BC.
EnerPlex continues to establish itself as the technology leader in Mobility Power, with the launch of Featherlight solar family (the Kickr 7FL and 10FL) as well as the EnerPlex Explor 67, the brand’s first battery designed specifically for the outdoors, carrying an IP67 rating and the EnerPlex Packr BC, a first of its kind solar charger, designed from the ground up for backpackers.
EnerPlex at Outdoor Retailer Summer 2016 Highlights:
Kickr 7FL & 10FL: Engineered with Ascent’s revolutionary CIGS Solar-on-Plastic technology and a completely redesigned encapsulation process, the new Kickr Featherlight family is over 50% lighter than previous Kickr solar chargers.
Packr BC: The first solar charger ever designed with the backpacker specifically in mind, the 10 watt EnerPlex Packr BC is engineered to clasp and hug tightly to technical backpacks, ensuring superior charge performance while on the move.
Explor 67: The first EnerPlex battery product to carry an IP67 rating, made to repel damage from dust and water — the EnerPlex Explor 67 was constructed with the avid outdoorsman specifically in mind.
About Ascent Solar Technologies:
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into standard building materials, aerospace applications, consumer electronics for portable power or configured as stand-alone modules for large scale terrestrial deployment. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.ascentsolar.com.