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Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)

One of the most exciting policy changes currently being discussed in the UAV industry is the extension of flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). BVLOS flights are important because they can allow UAVs to cover much greater distances thereby improving the economics and feasibility of most commercial operations. These include package delivery, pipeline and [...]

April 23, 2017|

Alta Devices to Discuss How Next Generation Drones and Automobiles Can Demonstrate That Solar Technology Isn’t Just For Rooftops

What: It’s now possible to build an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) or automobile with enough solar power to add meaningful range to the vehicle. This means that solar power isn’t just for buildings or solar farms anymore: it is now mobile. Alta Devices will discuss how its breakthrough solar technology can power next [...]

November 15, 2016|

Alta’s Solar Technology to Power C-Astral’s Next Generation UAVs

Alta Devices and C-Astral announced that Alta’s world-record-breaking solar technology is going to be powering C-Astral’s next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Alta devices produces the world’s thinnest, lightest, and most efficient single and dual junction solar material in the world. When incorporated into C-Astral’s newest UAV, this technology was able to extend the [...]

November 11, 2016|

C-Astral Signs Agreement With Alta Devices to Provide Solar Cells for New, High-Performance, Long Endurance UAVs

SUNNYVALE, CA and AJDOVSCINA, Slovenia – November 1, 2016 –C-Astral Aerospace and Alta Devices today announced that Alta’s world record-breaking solar technology will be used to significantly extend the endurance for the most sophisticated of C-Astral’s next generation unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Details of the agreement are not being disclosed. C-Astral’s latest system, called the [...]

November 1, 2016|

Highlights from the UAS TAAC Conference

Last week Alta Devices participated in the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technical Analysis and Applications Center Conference (TAAC) in New Mexico. This is an annual conference for members of the UAS community and is now in its 17th year. Attendees included DoD, NASA, DHS, NOAA, FAA, BLM, USGS, AIA, academics, user groups and private industry. [...]

August 7, 2016|

Alta Devices to Describe How Use of Solar Technology Is Key To Realize The Vision of Connecting People Around the World

The vision being promoted by several high profile UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) efforts is to connect the roughly 3 billion people on the planet today who still do not have access to the internet. This can only happen if worldwide communications can be delivered reliably and cost-effectively. Essential to these visions is solar power that [...]

May 3, 2016|

Congratulations to Solar Impulse 2

On Saturday April 23rd, Solar Impulse 2 crossed the Pacific completing its ninth leg on a journey around the world without using a drop of fuel. This journey marks a new era in aviation – one that is based entirely on renewable energy. On behalf of everyone at Alta Devices, we congratulate Andre Borschberg, Bertrand [...]

April 28, 2016|

Enabling Autonomous Applications for IoT

This week, Alta Devices and Analog Devices announced they have collaborated on pairing two highly energy efficient components together. These components are the new Analog Devices energy harvesting power management unit (PMU) and Alta Devices solar cells. Alta Devices holds the world record for solar efficiency at 28.8%, and at 18uW per cm2 in 200 [...]

February 26, 2016|

Alta Devices Interview at IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage

Alta Devices presented and exhibited at the recent IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and Storage event. Topics included consumer electronics, sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, transportation and industrial automation. In this video from the event, Rich Kapusta details the gallium arsenide-based solar technology that Alta Devices manufactures in Silicon Valley. Alta’s solar technology is notable [...]

February 8, 2016|