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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|

Alta Devices Explains How Next Generation Solar Technology is Transformative For Equipment that Depends on Batteries

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 [...]

November 16, 2015|

Alta Devices Introduces a “Solar For UAV Index” Designed to Aid Designers of Unmanned Systems with Choosing the Right Solar Technology

What Alta Devices will introduce the new “Solar for UAV Index” which is designed to assess solar technologies for fixed wing UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) applications. This new index accounts for many of the issues that a designer must consider. Included in the new measurement system are power to weight; properties of the solar cell [...]

October 19, 2015|

Alta Devices To Showcase High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite Applications At Paris Air Show

What Alta Devices will discuss the latest technology advancements and benefits of using solar power on UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) for civil applications and “pseudo-satellites” which will be used to deliver the Internet to places where it doesn’t exist today. Case studies will be shown highlighting how all-day flight times can change everything from agriculture [...]

June 15, 2015|