Ascent Solar (ASTI +9.8%) jumps after the company and its EnerPlex line are mentioned in an NYT...

|About: Ascent Solar Technologies, ... (ASTI)|By:, SA News Editor

Ascent Solar (ASTI +9.8%) jumps after the company and its EnerPlex line are mentioned in an NYT column taking a look at the budding market for mobile accessories with built-in solar cells. The column points out such accessories are now sold by retailers such as Target and Radio Shack, and notes Ascent's claim that its thin-film solar cells are better suited for mobile accessories, due to their ability to use more flexible materials than glass. But it also observes solar vendors are rushing into the consumer space thanks to brutal industry conditions elsewhere.