Ascent Solar launching solar-powered charger for Samsung Galaxy smartphone

By: Steve Monday August 13, 2012 0 comments Tags: EnerPlex, Samsung Galaxy S III, Victor Lee

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THORNTON - Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ASTI) today announced it is launching  a new charger for the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.

Featuring Ascent's ultra-light CIGS technology, the EnerPlex charger incorporates the company's solar cells into a sleek, protective Galaxy S III case along with an ultra-thin battery.

The Samsung launch follows the recent launch of the EnerPlex for iPhone 4S case. Ascent said it is releasing the EnerPlex for the Galaxy S III as Samsung continues to introduce new products in a competitive market where the number of smartphones in use globally is expected to reach one billion in the next four years.

"The EnerPlex charger is the only protective case for the Samsung Galaxy S III that leverages the lightweight qualities and superior aesthetics of our CIGS solar technology," said Victor Lee, Ascent's president and CEO.

"Ascent's solar-powered case designs target the top two market leaders, Apple and Samsung, who together account for over 70 percent of the smartphone market. With the launch of this second product in the EnerPlex line, Ascent now has a solar charger for two of the most popular smartphones on the market - the Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S III."

The EnerPlex case for the Samsung Galaxy S III will debut in October with an expected launch in the U.S. in time for the 2012 holiday shopping season, the company said.

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