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What Is Multi-Junction Solar?

Introduction You may have heard the terms multi-junction, single-junction, dual-junction or triple-junction used when discussing solar. In this blog post we outline of some of the key concepts, advantages, disadvantages, and applications for these types of solar. Multi-junction solar cells are made of multiple individual solar cells grown on top [...]

September 9, 2019|

The Stanford Solar Car

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) is the world's most well-known solar-powered car race event. In 2019, Alta Devices solar is powering the Stanford Solar Car. The car, christened the ‘Black Mamba’ will race in the BWSC and was recently unveiled to the public. This October, teams from around the world [...]

August 19, 2019|

August Newsletter

PRESS RELEASE Alta Devices Scaling Up Solar Production To Disrupt Economics of Small Satellite Manufacturing Tens of Thousands of LEO SmallSats Expected to Deploy in Constellations Over Next Decade Alta Devices has announced it is scaling up solar production to meet growing demand for small satellites (SmallSats). Tens of thousands [...]

August 16, 2019|

June Newsletter

Press Release Professor Harry Atwater Wins 2019 IEEE William Cherry Award Alta Devices Co-Founder Wins Prestigious Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Photovoltaic Science and Technology Professor Harry Atwater, Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology has been awarded the 2019 IEEE [...]

August 15, 2019|

April/May Newsletter

Press Release: Alta Devices Introduces New Solar Product To Enable Flying Cell Phone Towers The First Stratospheric Solar Product The Alta Devices HALE solar product, called Alta Devices Anylight Solar for HALE UAVs is available now and utilizes Alta’s recently announced 29.1% world-record efficiency single junction solar cell. Alta Devices AnyLight Solar [...]

May 1, 2019|

Flying Cell Phone Towers Q&A

You may have read our recent press release titled ‘Alta Devices Introduces New Solar Product to Enable Flying Cell Phone Towers’ and wondered what a flying cell phone tower is or why they are important. In this blog post we explain what this disruptive technology is and why it is [...]

April 29, 2019|

Alta Devices New Product for HALE UAVs

The First Stratospheric Solar Solution This week Alta Devices announced a new product, Alta Devices AnylightTM Solar for HALE UAVs. This is the first solar product designed specifically with stratospheric conditions in mind. UAVs that fly at stratospheric altitudes are an important new aircraft category that include: HALE (High Altitude [...]

April 23, 2019|

Alta Devices is ISO Certified

We’re happy to share that Alta Devices is now ISO 9001:2015 certified. What Is ISO? ISO is short for the International Organization for Standardization. It is an international standard-setting body that has been around since 1946. ISO 9001:2015 is the 2015 update of ISO 9001 and it is the most [...]

September 11, 2018|

SPOTLIGHT Newsletter: September 2018

Alta Devices Powers Successful CubeSat Mission Asgardia-1 Satellite August 6, 2018 – A successful CubeSat mission by Twiggs Space Lab, LLC (TSL), NearSpace Launch, Inc. (NSL) and their launch logistics partner, NanoRacks LLC (NanoRacks), was powered by Alta Devices solar. The Asgardia-1 satellite was based [...]

September 7, 2018|

Highlights from Xponential 2018

Xponential 2018 Alta Devices Booth Alta Devices was in Denver for Xponential, the UAV/Drone industry’s largest show earlier this month on May 1-3. It was a great opportunity to learn about cutting-edge innovation, share perspectives on industry developments, and connect with some old friends. We wanted to share our [...]

May 30, 2018|

Empowering Autonomy

Autonomy is everywhere. As sensor, GPS, LIDAR and machine learning technology advance, the exciting reality of autonomously controlled aircraft, vehicles and devices is being realized.  Many technology, aerospace, and transport companies are racing to develop autonomous vehicles that will fly, drive or even float. However, one critical component of this [...]

April 30, 2018|

SPOTLIGHT Newsletter: April 2018

AUVSI Xponential - All Things Unmanned This month Alta Devices will be attending Xponential in Denver, Colorado. We will be exhibiting a solar UAV, solar wing segments and other examples of our solar technology. Our team is looking forward to meeting you at the show! On [...]

April 18, 2018|

Integrating Solar Into Your UAV

How Do I Integrate Solar Into A UAV? Integrating solar will provide additional power to a UAV that can be used to extend range or carry additional payload. Integration can be as easy or complex as you want it to be, depending on the time and materials you have available. [...]

March 21, 2018|

Alta Devices Wins Innovation Award – 53rd Annual Murphy Award

Over the weekend, Alta Devices was presented with an award by the Sunnyvale Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Innovation in Solar Cell Technology. This year is the 53rd year of the annual Chamber of Commerce Murphy Awards. The awards recognize business and community accomplishments in technology, innovation and [...]

February 27, 2018|

SPOTLIGHT Newsletter: February 2018

Space Solar cells are a necessity for power in space. Alta Devices lightweight, thin, flexible, gallium arsenide solar cells are matrixed together to form high-efficiency solar arrays that maximize power while minimizing cost and launch weight. Can You 3D Print Metal Parts in Space? Of [...]

February 9, 2018|

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