Alta holds both cell and module solar efficiency records at 28.8% and 24.1% respectively. That translates to an unmatched power density of 250 W/m2.
With a mass of around 240 g/m2, saying our cells are light weight may be an understatement considering they weigh 20x less than a sheet of paper.
Aerovironmental’s Puma is a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) designed to be hand launched. Typically the Puma only has an endurance of 2-3 hours.
With Alta Devices’ technology, Aerovironmental has the ability to increase the Puma fly time by 6-7 hours — to over 9 hours. Now they can ensure all-day surveillance that can help save lives.
Aerial Vista, with the cooperation of RP Flight Systems developed a small hand-launched UAV was only capable of 6-hour flights. This impacted the ability to provide surveillance to the entire area in South Africa where animal poaching was common.
By using Alta Devices high-efficiency solar technology, Aerial Vista was able to almost double their UAV’s endurance. This provided greater visibility in the those areas where they had the need to protect endangered wildlife from poachers.