Ascent Solar Technologies, a manufacturer of consumer and off-grid products integrated with flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules (CIGS), has signed distribution partnership with Kyodo International and NARA to sell the company’s EnerPlex line of consumer products in Japan.
Japan is a highly tech-savvy and affluent customer base for EnerPlex brand. The partnership opens new opportunities for Ascent’s solar technology to be integrated into larger power generation projects.
The EnerPlex brand represents Ascent’s line of consumer products. These products, many of which are integrated with Ascent’s proprietary CIGS technology, provide consumers with the ability to integrate solar into their everyday lives, while enabling them to free themselves and their electronics from the outlet.
The EnerPlex product line is quickly becoming recognized as the gold standard of solar-integrated consumer electronics, providing consumers with lightweight, powerful and extremely durable charging solutions for all their portable electronics, the company said.
Surfr, a line of solar and battery integrated phone cases, allows users to charge their phone anywhere and in cases of emergency. Kickr, a line of portable solar chargers, provides a charging solution for most USB-enabled devices providing power almost anywhere and in nearly every situation and is perfect for emergency preparedness.
With the addition of the Jumpr line of portable batteries, consumers now have a complete, integrated, solar charging and storage solution for life on the go.
Based in Osaka, Kyodo International specializes in supporting the entry of consumer electronic goods into the Japanese marketplace.