Photovoltaics Europe, 2011<br />Emerging Market and Off-Grid Opportunities for Flexible Solar<br />
Forward Looking Statements<br />In addition to historical information, this presentation contains forward–looking statemen...
Company Snapshot<br /><ul><li>Founded:	2005 (technology initially developed at	ITN Energy Systems in early 1990’s)
IPO: 	July 2006
Headquarters: 	Thornton, CO
Technology:	Thin-film CIGS 	(flexible, plastic substrate)
Manufacturing:
Mfg Process: 	Roll-to-roll manufacturing, monolithic	integration, intelligent process control
Status: 	Transitioning from development stage 	to commercial production of thin-film 	CIGS modules
EndMarkets:
1.5MW pilot facility completed
30MW facility ramping to full  commercial production
Consumer Power
Emerging Off-Grid
Transportation
Defense
BIPV</li></li></ul><li>5-Meter Module<br /><ul><li>Worlds Largest Monolithic Flexible Product</li></ul>2-Meter Module<br /...
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In April of 2011 I spoke at Printed Electronics and Photovoltaics, an IDTechEx event. This presentation summarizes a novel approach for flexible thin film solar focusing on off-grid and emerging market applications.

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    1. 1. Photovoltaics Europe, 2011<br />Emerging Market and Off-Grid Opportunities for Flexible Solar<br />
    2. 2. Forward Looking Statements<br />In addition to historical information, this presentation contains forward–looking statements that are based on assumptions made by management regarding future circumstances over which the company may have little or no control and involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward–looking statements. These factors include, among others, the following: general economic and business conditions; the company’s cost of operations; the success of cost containment initiatives, including costs arising from changes in regulations; availability and cost of capital; the success of growth initiatives; the effect of regulation on consolidation of the industry; the ability to generate earnings from capital investment; and those risks and uncertainties described in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the SEC for the year ended 12/31/09. The Company is not obligated to update its forward–looking statements to reflect the impact of future events.<br />
    3. 3. Company Snapshot<br /><ul><li>Founded: 2005 (technology initially developed at ITN Energy Systems in early 1990’s)
    4. 4. IPO: July 2006
    5. 5. Headquarters: Thornton, CO
    6. 6. Technology: Thin-film CIGS (flexible, plastic substrate)
    7. 7. Manufacturing:
    8. 8. Mfg Process: Roll-to-roll manufacturing, monolithic integration, intelligent process control
    9. 9. Status: Transitioning from development stage to commercial production of thin-film CIGS modules
    10. 10. EndMarkets:
    11. 11. 1.5MW pilot facility completed
    12. 12. 30MW facility ramping to full commercial production
    13. 13. Consumer Power
    14. 14. Emerging Off-Grid
    15. 15. Transportation
    16. 16. Defense
    17. 17. BIPV</li></li></ul><li>5-Meter Module<br /><ul><li>Worlds Largest Monolithic Flexible Product</li></ul>2-Meter Module<br /><ul><li>Highest Power Density in a Flexible Form Factor</li></ul>Premier Module<br /><ul><li>Up to 5.0-Wp
    18. 18. Weight of only 105-grams</li></ul>Custom Modules<br /><ul><li>Custom form factor
    19. 19. Custom output</li></ul>Targeted at large area applications<br />Targeted at 12-volt and 24-volt applications<br />Ascent Products<br />Custom products based on the Premier module as a building block<br />Custom cells sizes possible depending upon order volume and pricing<br />
    20. 20. What is Parity?<br />Evolving Value Propositions<br />Traditional Energy Sources<br />Life Cycle Cost<br />Solar Solution<br />Over Time<br />The Life Cycle Cost of Solar Solutions has improved over time and are now directly competitive with Traditional Energy Sources in various applications<br />
    21. 21. Off-Grid Applications<br />Reductions in PV manufacturing cost<br />Economies of scale<br />Improvements in efficiency<br />Increasing cost of alternatives<br />Diesel fuel (generators)<br />Societal concerns<br />Public health (indoor air quality)<br />Decreasing power requirements<br />Energy efficiency improvements due to related technologies (LEDS)<br />Grid-Connected Projects<br />Reductions in PV manufacturing cost<br />Economies of scale<br />Improvements in efficiency<br />Increasing cost of alternatives<br />Carbon Pricing<br />Societal concerns<br />Environmental (Fukushima)<br />Market Incentives<br />Decreasing subsidy levels in a number of primary markets<br />Parity: Drivers and Enablers<br />Grid-Connected markets are still subsidy dependent. Recently, governments have reduced incentive levels in primary markets creating significant demand uncertainty.<br />
    22. 22. Off-Grid Applications<br />Habitation<br />Consumer Power<br />Industrial<br />Transportation*<br />* An emerging market<br />
    23. 23. Demand for Off-Grid Solutions<br />Overlaying maps which show areas with an established electric grid (white) and the world population (red) one sees large areas of population in areas with no grid electricity<br />
    24. 24. Need for Electricity<br />Number of people without access to electricity by region in 2008<br />Middle East<br />21-million<br />East Asia<br />195-million<br />Africa<br />590-million<br />South Asia<br />614-million<br />Latin America <br />34-million<br />There are over 1.5 billion people in developing countries without access to electricity and another billion without reliable access to electricity<br />Source: World Energy Outlook, 2009, International Energy Agency (IEA)<br />
    25. 25. Off-Grid Market Requirements<br />Supply diesel engines and generators across India and the Middle East<br />Supply lightweight and flexible solar solutions<br />
    26. 26. Ascent PV Modules for powering secondary electric systems<br />October, 2010<br />Green Image<br />Comfort: Pre-ventilation<br />Ongoing development for integrated automotive systems<br />CO2-reduction<br />Energy saving<br />Truck cabin integrated<br /> with Ascent Solar<br /> PV modules<br />December, 2009<br />Transportation Applications<br />Ascent modules on SNCF commuter railcar<br />August, 2010<br />
    27. 27. Transportation Market Forecast<br />Ascent Demand Projections for Transportation Applications<br />Source: Ascent Internal Projections<br />
    28. 28. Unique Approach to CIGS<br />The Ascent Advantage<br />Thin-Film Competitive Landscape<br />Technology<br />Thin-Film PV<br />Structure<br />Polycrystalline<br />Amorphous<br />Chemistry<br />CIGS<br />CdTe<br />Silicon<br />Module Construct<br />Rigid<br />Flexible<br />Rigid<br />Rigid<br />Flexible<br />Substrate<br />Glass<br />Stainless Steel<br />Glass<br />Plastic<br />Stainless Steel<br />Glass<br />Plastic<br />Integration<br />Monolithic<br />Discrete<br />Discrete<br />Monolithic<br />Monolithic<br />Discrete<br />Monolithic<br />Monolithic<br />RepresentativeCompanies<br />
    29. 29. Construction of Ascent Cells<br /> P1 P2 P3 <br />There are three separate scribes made for each unit cell<br />
    30. 30. Manufacturing Process<br />
    31. 31. Discrete Process<br />Deposition on a conductive material<br />Cut material into discrete units<br />“Shingle” cells and assemble module<br />Monolithic Process<br />Deposition on a insolating material<br />Laser scribe: does not cut substrate<br />Screen print leaves complete module;<br />No Assembly Required<br />Monolithic Integration<br />
    32. 32. Thank You<br />Daniel Tomlinson<br />Senior Sales Manager<br />Dtomlinson@ascentsolar.com<br />

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