Today, Ascent Solar Technologies announced that it has received the 2008 Governor's Excellence in Renewable Energy (GERE) Award for the Large Business category. This award is given to individuals, businesses, institutions and nonprofits that are advancing renewable energy in exceptional ways in Colorado.

Gov. Ritter stated, Congratulations to Ascent Solar for their tremendous progress and innovation in advancing solar technologies. Colorado's New Energy Economy is recognized as a leader thanks to Ascent Solar, which is helping to grow clean energy solutions and good jobs for our state and country.

Ascent Solar is extremely proud and honored to receive this prestigious award from Governor Ritter. Our team has worked very hard and faced many challenges over the years developing and expanding our business to create innovative solar products. Our goal is to bring our thin film solar products to the market as we commercialize our 1.5 MW line in Littleton and our 30 MW line under construction in Thornton, commented Dr. Mohan Misra, Chairman and CEO of Ascent Solar.