What

In several presentations this week, Alta Devices will explain how battery-powered devices and vehicles can benefit from its AnyLight™ solar technology. Wearable devices, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, cars, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) can all use solar technology to extend the life of their batteries – in some cases without the need for battery replacement. This ability to extend the life of battery-operated equipment is transformative. It is possible today because Alta’s solar technology is so thin, flexible, lightweight, and efficient that even a small amount can capture enough light energy to recharge and extend batteries.

When and Where

Drone World Expo, San Jose Convention Center (San Jose, CA) Booth 308
November 17, 1:15pm (Exhibit Hall-Tech Talk): The World’s Most Efficient Solar Meets UAVs

IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage USA, Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, CA) Booth P27
November 18, 12:45pm: “Pulling the Plug on Next Generation Sensors for Internet of Things and Wearable Applications” (Great America Meeting Room 2)

November 19, 11:40am: “Powering your Vehicle with Solar GaAs” (Great America Meeting Room 3)

Why

Today, equipment is most valuable when it is untethered and available wherever needed. Battery power is currently the best way to make this possible. However, because batteries need to be recharged or replaced regularly, endurance of battery-powered equipment has been limited. Battery replacement is awkward, expensive, inconvenient, and recharging takes time. Moreover, battery disposal has a negative impact on the environment.

However, solar technology, such as Alta Devices AnyLight power technology, provides the ability to capture enough solar power to keep batteries charged on an ongoing basis — without compromising design requirements. This creates a dramatic new possibility: battery powered equipment that can work for extended periods, or even permanently, without the economic or environmental cost and complexity of battery replacement. And a broad range of applications are enabled: wearable devices don’t need to be recharged; networks of IoT sensors can continually capture data; UAV’s can handle extended range, long endurance operations such as safety, fire, and agriculture; and cars can add new capabilities that are powered by the sun.

About Alta Devices

Alta Devices is (EM)POWERING THE UNPLUGGED WORLD™ by delivering the world’s most efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. By converting light of any kind into electricity, Alta Device’s AnyLight™ power technology extends the energy source of a system, and in many cases, completely cuts the traditional power cord. The solution can be completely integrated into the final system, and is ideal for use in unmanned systems, consumer electronics, sensors, automotive, remote exploration, or anywhere size, weight, and mobility matter. Alta Devices holds world records for energy conversion efficiency and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit https://www.altadevices.com. Alta Devices is a Hanergy Holdings company. All trademarks and registered trademarks are those of their respective companies.