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Ascent Solar (ASTI) Announced Key European Partnership With Sunload

Ascent Solar (ASTI) announced yesterday that it is partnering with Sunload Mobile Solutions who will act as an authorized distributor for its flexible, thin film solar modules in Europe.  The partnership is expected to open up significant opportunities for ASTI in the off grid battery power and portable power markets within Europe.

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Ascent Solar President and CEO Farhad Moghadam stated, "We are pleased to announce our … Read the rest

DOE To Review Ascent Solar (ASTI) Application For New Thin Film Solar Factory

Ascent Solar (ASTI), has announced it has been notified by the DOE that the loan guarantee application for its 150MW thin film solar manufacturing plant has been selected for review.  The $375 million project would get a $275 million loan under the loan guarantee program.  The new plant would provide for production of Ascent’s flexible, thin film solar modules for building integrated applications.  Of course, the review is no guarantee that the DOE will approve … Read the rest

Ascent Solar (ASTI) Thin Film Modules To Be Evaluated For Use In Lighting A Billion Lives Initiative

Ascent Solar Technologies (ASTI) is moving higher this morning on news the company has signed an MOU with the Energy Institute Of New Delhi (TERI), India.  Under the terms, TERI will test and evaluate the performance of ASTI’s flexible thin film solar modules for possible inclusion in their Lighting a Billion Lives program which aims to bring light to the 1.6 billion people in the world who lack electricity (25% of which are in India).    … Read the rest

Ascent Solar (ASTI) Soars On Thin Film BIPV Certification

Ascent Solar (ASTI) is rocketing higher another 30% today with heavy volume after the company announced this morning that they are the first flexible thin film solar module manufacturer to receive full IEC 61646 certification which includes testing the modules under conditions of extreme heat and humidity.  What this cert does is open the door for the company to begin making a big push into the building integrated PV market which is the fastest growing … Read the rest

Ascent Solar (ASTI) Launches New High Powered, Thin Film Solar Product

Ascent Solar (ASTI) has announced the launch of its new line of high powered, thin film CIGS solar modules today.  The WaveSol modules are the highest power 5 meter flexible thin film modules available today and are aimed at the commercial solar rooftop market.  The company plans to showcase the product in October during the Solar Power International conference in Los Angeles.

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Ascent Solar (ASTI) Scores 3.8M Contract From DARPA

Ascent Solar just announced that it has been awarded  a multimillion dollar contract from DARPA under the Low-Cost Lightweight Portable Photovoltaics (PoP) solicitation. Under the contract, Ascent Solar will lead  project called “Flexible High-performance Tandem-junction PV Array” to develop cheap, lightweight PV systems that have a conversion efficiency of 20% or greater and are tough enough to stand up to military use.

The project will consist of 3 phases, the first of which is worth … Read the rest

Samsonite To Integrate Ascent Solar (ASTI) Thin Film Panels Into Luggage

Coming this summer will be travel bags from Samsonite providing a portable power solution via Ascent Solar (ASTI) thin film CIGS solar panels.  The two companies have been working together for some time and this morning announced the first fruit of their collaboration.  The power providing luggage will allow travelers to keep those electronic gadgets charged while on the move.  Better leave those bags in the sunlight though.  It will be interesting to read the … Read the rest

Ascent Solar (ASTI) Chosen by Cambrios Technologies For Flexible Solar Cell Army Contract

Ascent Solar just announced that it has been chosen by Cambrios Technologies to be a research partner for Cambrios’ contract from the U.S. Army’s Natick research facility. Under the contract, Cambrios, which has distinguished itself by developing unique, wet-processed, transparent conductive films, will look for ways to apply these films to copper-indium-gallium-selenium (CIGS) photovoltaics to create more efficient solar cells.

Researchers believe that flexible solar cells made with Cambrios’ film will be one to three … Read the rest

Ascent Solar (ASTI) And Kirloskar Integrated Technologies Limited Form Strategic Alliance

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Ascent Solar just announced that company has signed a  new strategic alliance agreement with Indian industrial and engineering conglomerate Kirloskar Integrated Technologies Limited. The agreement consists of three phases; in the first, the companies will cooperate to bring Ascent’s solar modules into Indian products targeting the following markets: defense, consumer portable power, off grid rural power solutions and hybrid solar and diesel generation back up power … Read the rest

Ascent Solar (ASTI) Achieves Military Ruggedization Standards Certification

Ascent Solar just announced that its Premier and 2 Meter flexible CIGS solar modules have passed the tests required to receive MIL-STD-810G certification, indicating that they meet military standards for working in a range of different environments worldwide.

In a press release, Ascent Solar President and CEO Farhad Moghadam commented on the news”

“MIL-STD-810G certification is a significant step forward in penetrating the defense application market for military and disaster relief integrated products. These … Read the rest