Alta Devices is (em)Powering the Unplugged WorldTM by delivering the world’s most efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. By converting light of any kind into electricity, Alta Devices’ AnyLightTM power technology extends the energy source of a system, and in many cases, completely cuts the traditional power cord.

Company Highlights

In 2010, Alta Devices first broke the world record for single-junction solar cell efficiency. Since then, Alta Devices has broken the world record four more times (consecutively) and holds the current world record at 28.8%. In 2016 Alta Devices broke the world record for dual-junction cell efficiency and holds the current world record at 31.6%.

In 2012 and 2013, Alta Devices was named to MIT’s list of “Most Disruptive Companies” for their groundbreaking work bringing high efficiency thin film GaAs solar technology to the mass market.

AnyLightTM Mobile Power Technology

Learn about how AnyLight mobile power technology uses solar power to increase battery life with minimal design impact. This brochure also provides information on configurations and specifications.

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Management

Dr. Jian Ding
CEO
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Gang He
CTO
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Rich Kapusta
CMO & Head of Sales
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Mallorie Burak
CFO
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Danielle Gonzalez
VP, Human Resources
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Jose Corbacho
VP, Manufacturing Ops
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Founders

Harry Atwater

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Eli Yablonovitch

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Early Development: 1970 – 2000 

GaAs is first developed by Zhores Alferov in the USSR in 1970. It’s superior performance quickly leads to the replacement of silicon based solar panels for space applications. During the 1980s our founders begin experimenting with methods to commercialize GaAs.

Founding: 2008

Alta Devices is founded with the goal of bringing high efficiency thin film GaAs technology to the masses. The initial goal is to introduce this technology in traditional solar markets like rooftop and BiPV.

Proving Concepts: 2008 – 2011

Alta Devices proves high efficiency thin film GaAs can be grown and mass produced at high efficiencies. It is during this time Alta operates more like an extension of University research.

Breaking Records: 2012

In 2012, Alta Devices breaks the single-junction cell efficiency world record at 28.8%. Alta shifts focus to mobile market uses.

Commercializing: 2012 – 2013

Alta begins building a pilot line for low rate production of GaAs thin film solar cells including building and implementing three unique tools for mass production: high throughput Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD), mass production Epitaxial Lift Off (ELO), and cell matrix assembly tools.

Acquisition: July 2014

Alta Devices is acquired by the renewable energy giant Hanergy Holdings with a portfolio of three other thin film solar companies: Solibro, Global Solar, and MiaSole.

Mass Production: 2015 – Present

The mass production of thin, lightweight, and highly efficient GaAs solar cells will allow Alta Devices to provide its solar technology to both traditional solar and mobile power markets.

Hong Kong Exchange: 2015

Alta is listed as a part of Hanergy Thin Film Solar Group on the Hong Kong Exchange.

Breaking Records: 2016

Alta breaks the dual-junction cell efficiency world record at 31.6%.