November 19, 2013 — Alta Devices announced today that its mobile power technology produces up to 5 times more power from indoor light than other commercially available solar technologies.
August 12, 2013 — AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that a recent outdoor test flight of a solar-powered prototype version of the company’s proven Puma AE™ small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), operating with the company’s newest long-endurance battery, lasted 9 hours, 11 minutes – significantly longer than the flight endurance of small UAS being used in the field today.
July 25, 2013 — During a keynote at the small unmanned systems business expo in San Francisco, CA today, Alta Devices’ CEO, Christopher Norris, explained that small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are no longer constrained to short-range or limited flight times and are now able to fly as long as the sun is shining.
June 20, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Alta Devices have jointly demonstrated that Alta’s solar material retains its high efficiency in real-world conditions, particularly on hot days. The primary reason is that Alta’s modules stay cooler and lose very little efficiency as the temperature rises.
March 4, 2013 — Alta Devices today disclosed that it has reached 30.8% solar cell efficiency. This new NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) verified record has resulted from the company’s first implementation of a new generation “dual junction” solar cell technology which augments the company’s “single junction” technology.
February 20, 2013 - Alta Devices been identified in the field of Energy and Materials as one of 2013’s 50 Disruptive Companies, MIT Technology Review’s annual list of the world’s most innovative technology companies.
January 4, 2013 - Alta Devices today provided a glimpse of the future of mobile power with the announcement of reference designs for the world’s lightest, and highest energy density, flexible military charging mats.
February 6, 2012 - Alta Devices' most recent solar panel has been verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at 23.5% efficiency.
March 9, 2012 - Alta Devices Inc. announced today it has raised funding to focus on improving the production economics of high efficiency solar PV (photovoltaic) applications.
June 8, 2012 - At this week's IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC), Alta Devices™ disclosed details of key technologies that enabled its latest record module result.
June 20, 2011 - When the scientists at Alta Devices began seeing their solar devices achieve efficiency results beyond what was previously thought possible, they realized that something scientifically important was going on.