Ascent Solar awarded second of two U.S. patents in December

Tuesday December 29, 2015 Tags: Thornton, Ascent Solar Technol, Joseph Armstrong, CIGS solar cells, EnerPlex


THORNTON -- Ascent Solar Technologies Inc.  (Nasdaq: ASTI) today announced it has been issued the second of two U.S. patents awarded in December related to the company’s solar manufacturing process.Ascent_Solar_logoUSE

“In conjunction with U.S. Patent 9,209,322 issued earlier this month and pending applications, Ascent secures an avenue of intellectual property rights covering multiple opportunities for improved processes and performance for the company’s energy products,” said Dr. Joseph Armstrong, Ascent’s founder and CTO.

“As Ascent pioneers the next generation of CIGS (copper-indium-Gallium-di-selenide), this novel back contact, and the improvements related to our demonstrated ability to manufacture our PV on thinner plastics, will lead to significant application opportunities not only in Ascent’s aerospace products but in the company’s EnerPlex consumer products as well.”

Ascent Solar Technologies is a developer and maker of state-of-the-art flexible thin-film PV modules integrated into its EnerPlex series of consumer solar products.