October 15, 2014 — Today, Alta Devices has announced cooperation with Airware to enable manufacturers of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to seamlessly integrate solar power into their aircraft. Alta Devices holds the world record for solar cell efficiency at 28.8%, and has shown that by integrating its thin and lightweight solar material onto the wings of a small UAV, flight endurance can be increased by more than four times.
Sept 23, 2014 — What Alta Devices (www.altadevices.com) will discuss how vendors of building automation and other Internet of Things (IoT) sensors can speed the pace of deployment by making them far less complex to install and maintain. The company will explain how its AnyLight™ power technology can draw sufficient energy from indoor lighting to power a wide variety of wireless sensors, without the need to change batteries or to be connected to the power grid.
Sept 10, 2014 — Alta Devices (www.altadevices.com) will describe how the longevity of flight and economics of using commercial UAVs will be dramatically different because of its unique solar technology. Alta can enable small UAVs to fly all day long under the sun because it offers the highest efficiency broadly available solar technology at 28.8%.
August 13, 2014 — Hanergy Holding Group Limited (“Hanergy”, the “Company” or the “Group”), a multinational clean-energy power generator and the world’s leading thin-film solar company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Alta Devices, whose thin film solar technology has a conversion efficiency of 30.8%, the highest among the solar energy technologies currently available in the world.
June 17, 2014 — Alta Devices will describe how its AnyLight™ technology can power sensors for a variety of applications using indoor light.
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.