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Adding Solar To Your UAV Just Got Easier

Many aircraft companies are incorporating solar into their initial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) or drone design or retrofitting it to their UAV wings by customer request. Why add solar to a UAV? The benefits include increased endurance, increased power and greater capabilities. This translates to the ability to fly longer or carry more payload. With [...]

May 24, 2017|

Alta Devices and PowerOasis Partner to Develop Power System Reference Design for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Provides UAV Manufacturers with a Simple Solution to Increase Endurance SUNNYVALE, CA and SWINDON, UK – May 24, 2017 – Alta Devices and PowerOasis have announced they are partnering to develop the world’s first reference design for integrated solar and lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery power systems for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). By combining Alta Devices’ [...]

May 24, 2017|

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|