Ascent Solar receives Export Achievement Certificate

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Ascent Solar Technologies has received a federal Export Achievement Certificate for the international market development and sales of its flexible and lightweight CIGS thin-film modules for building materials, portable power, and defense and transportation markets.

Suresh Kumar, assistant secretary of commerce and director of the U.S. commercial service, said, “Ascent Solar Technologies is an excellent example of how innovative U.S. clean technologies are working to create a more sustainable world environment while supporting economic growth and jobs here at home. Through the National Export Initiative, President Obama is committed to expanding export opportunities, and it’s small and medium-sized businesses such as Ascent Solar that will be the backbone of this effort. I congratulate this outstanding company for doing a job that is valuable to the American economy.”

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Farhad Moghadam, president and CEO of Ascent Solar said, “Receiving the Export Achievement Certificate is an honor and a privilege, one that we are very proud of. Through our international partners in places like Europe, Asia and India we are helping to enable new ways to create solar integrated building products, portable power solutions and help increase mileage for electric transportation. Export is a significant part of our business and certainly vital to our nation’s economy. We are proud to participate and do our part as a Colorado company.”

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