At Alta Devices we are constantly looking for ways to improve our product line. Our first generation products, introduced in 2010, demonstrated our ability to mass produce the highest efficient and thinnest single junction solar cell on the market. Over the years, we have continued to improve our performance and reliability while reducing weight. Currently, we manufacture and sell our third generation (Gen3) product. Starting in 2017, we will roll out our fourth generation (Gen4) product line.
Gen4 represents a 30% reduction in mass resulting in an areal density of 170 g/m2 unencapulated. We are also introducing several performance improvements that will result in a more efficient and reliable product. Along with our unique interconnect process, Alta Devices will provide customers with the best power-to-weight and power-to-area combination available on the market. While Gen4 represents a significant performance increase for our customers, it also will allow Alta Devices to achieve our rated capacity in Sunnyvale, California. Ultimately, allowing our costs to decrease significantly to further disrupt traditional solar technologies.