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2012

Solar Innovator
Alta Devices' team and an outside expert talk about the company's cutting-edge approach to clean energy that uses innovative technologies to lower the cost of solar.
youtube.com | June 7, 2012

University of Idaho 2012 Engineering Design EXPO
Christopher Norris, President and CEO at Alta Devices, was interviewed about his path from Idaho to Alta as the University of Idaho 2012 Engineering Design EXPO Distinguished Speaker.
uidaho.edu | June 7, 2012

Solar Industry At Work
Alta Devices' Laila Mattos talks about her work at Alta, why she chose a career in solar, and what it means to work at a “disruptive”
solar company.

energy.gov | June 6, 2012

Solar Everywhere
Alta President & CEO Chris Norris writes about his vision of the solar technologies that will be important in the decade
of 2020.

futurepv.com | April 2012

Alta Devices: Finding a Solar Solution
Looking to enter a highly competitive solar market, Alta Devices hopes to use a combination of technological advances and manufacturing savvy to succeed where many others have crashed and burned.
technologyreview.com | March/April 2012

Alta at CERAWEEK 2012
Alta President & CEO Chris Norris' interview at CERAWEEK explains how the Alta product differs from competitive products, being more scalable and economic than other options in the market.
ceraweek.rmxpres.com | March 2012

Photos: Behind the Scenes of Alta Devices' Solar Pilot Line
Former Netflix distribution center could be filled with solar machines that will crank out solar cells from Alta Devices. Alta's CEO, Christopher Norris, recently gave a tour of the 100,000-square-foot space that is slotted to house the company's pilot production line in 2013.
gigaom.com | February 14, 2012

Gallium Arsenide Solar Panel Breaks Efficiency Record
Last summer, Alta Devices announced a record in the efficiency of an individual solar cell, at 27.6 percent conversion of the sun's energy to electricity. The same company has now set an efficiency record for an entire solar panel, at 23.5 percent.
spectrum.ieee.org | February 7, 2012

Alta Devices Solar Panel Receives NREL Verification of 23.5% Efficiency
Alta Devices' most recent solar panel has been verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at 23.5% efficiency. This is the highest solar panel efficiency yet achieved and demonstrates Alta's progress toward its objective of developing solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions that are competitive, without subsidies, with fossil fuels.
marketwatch.com | February 6, 2012

Alta's Single-Junction GaAs Solar Panel Verified by NREL as 23.5% Efficient
Alta Devices says that its most recent solar panel has been verified by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to have a solar energy conversion efficiency of 23.5%, demonstrating progress toward its objective of developing photovoltaic (PV) solutions that are competitive, without subsidies, with fossil fuels.
semiconductor-today.com | February 6, 2012

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