Alta Devices 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.

Solar for HALE UAVs

Alta Devices AnyLight Solar for HALE UAVs

Record solar cell efficiency combined with specialized packaging and integration creates first-ever dedicated solution designed to fly at 60,000 feet for years at a time

Building on its long heritage of innovation, Alta Devices today announced a new solar solution that is designed to meet the specific needs of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can serve as platforms for cellular and IoT connectivity. By combining its breakthrough solar cell technology with several new inventions, this solution offers industry-leading features to maximize power, minimize weight, and provide sufficient protection from the harsh environment commonly found in the Earth’s stratosphere. Read Full Press Release



Come visit our Xponential Booth #431

XPONENTIAL conference 2019


When? April 30 – May 2
Where? Alta Devices Booth #431, XPONENTIAL Chicago.

Stop by our booth for:

  • Alta flexible solar technology
  • Multiple solar wing segments
  • Alta Devices AnyLight Solar for HALE UAVs
  • A coffee with one of our engineers


Wednesday May 1, 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Room S402a
Rich Kapusta- CMO and Head of Sales, Alta Devices

Significant developments are being made in the HALE UAV and HAPS field as these systems prove their worth delivering persistent coverage for telecommunications, public safety missions, and internet connectivity. Hear from companies leading in the development of these platforms and the enabling technologies that support them.

Panelists include:

Rich Kapusta – Alta Devices (Moderator)
Nigel Chandler – AIRBUS Defence and Space
Martin Topping – BAE Systems
Matt Ciuca – Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

Alta Devices QandA


Flying Cell Phone Towers: Q&A

Our latest blog post dives into flying cell phone towers in a question and answer format.

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 needed.

What is a flying cell phone tower?

They are drones, airships, balloons and aircraft designed to provide connectivity such as 5G cell phone service or encrypted video to a designated coverage area on the ground.

Read the full story here.


Alta Devices Media Alert

Alta Devices to Reveal Its New Solar Solution For Stratospheric Flight At Xponential

HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) UAVs and HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites) are massive aircraft, often with wingspans as large as a Boeing 747, that rely on solar power to remain aloft for multiple weeks, or even months, at a time. The stratosphere, at an altitude of 20 kilometers (60,000 feet), poses unique engineering challenges to aircraft due to its harsh conditions. For these innovative aircraft to fly successfully, they require disruptive technologies such as new types of sensors, batteries, materials, software, and wing designs. Until now, solar technology designed specifically to meet the unique needs of these aircraft did not exist. Recently, however, Alta Devicesannounced its new solar product, Alta Devices Anylight™ Solar for HALE UAVs.

Read the full story here.

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