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June 24th, 2010

Ascent Solar Soar with Massive DARPA Contract

Abstract:
Ascent Solar Technologies will supply its flexible thin-film solar modules produced using CIGS technology to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Under the Low-Cost Lightweight Portable Photovoltaics (PoP) solicitation, the ASTI-led program, entitled "Flexible High-performance Tandem-junction PV Array", consists of three gated phases, the first of which is 18 months and has an approximate contract value of $3.8M.

The entire program is anticipated to continue over the next 54 months. The goal of PoP is to demonstrate low-cost, lightweight photovoltaics (PV) that can stand up to battle conditions and environmental extremes while delivering a power conversion efficiency of 20% or greater by the end of the program.

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