Alta Devices has developed mobile power technology to provide continuous, transparent power to anything that moves, can be carried, or worn. Based on technology that has powered the space program for over 30 years, world-record light conversion efficiency combined with being extremely thin and lightweight makes the technology ideal for a wide variety of applications. The ability to convert both solar energy and indoor light into meaningful charge means that power is available at all times, and in some cases eliminates the need to plug into the grid entirely. And the fact that the technology integrates directly into other materials, and generates significant power from small surface areas, makes mobile power transparent to the user.
For unmanned systems such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), integration of Alta Devices’ mobile power technology directly into the wing structure can provide enough power to keep a small UAV in the air all day long. And since the technology is so thin and light, there is no impact to the aerodynamics of the airplane. For consumer devices, the ability to generate power from both indoor and outdoor light, provides continuous charging, extending the usefulness of your device. In the developing world, this technology may be the only source of reliable power and can enable widespread connectivity and e-commerce where there is none today.
In remote places, access to reliable power is a significant challenge, and can be extremely expensive. For the military, having access to individual and lightweight power generation while on the move reduces the amount of batteries or fuel that needs to be carried. This makes soldiers more nimble, and reduces cost and risk from having to provide additional power to soldiers mid-mission. This same technology can be used for exploration, mining, and surveying expeditions as well as campers and hikers needing to keep their devices charged for extended periods of time.
Finally, the ability to provide significant power to vehicles of all types and sizes directly from the sun reduces the amount of fossil fuels consumed and extends the range of electric vehicles. This can be applied to everything from automobiles and tractor-trailers, to RVs and golf carts.
The possibilities of mobile power are endless, and Alta Devices is making it