Friday, February 26th, 2016
Energy harvesting (ie. from solar) is central to fully autonomous IoT solutions. Consider a large building that has many smoke detectors. Battery replacement is costly, difficult and time consuming.
Autonomous IoT devices are functional indefinitely and likely never need their battery changed. Large savings in resources and costs are possible. Other potential applications include wearables and devices for remote locations.
We are excited at the huge potential this pairing will unleash in the IoT market.
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Monday, February 8th, 2016
Topics included consumer electronics, sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, transportation and industrial automation.
In this video from the event, Rich Kapusta details the gallium arsenide-based solar technology that Alta Devices manufactures in Silicon Valley.
Alta’s solar technology is notable for a number of reasons; the cells are flexible, thin and exhibit very high efficiency. Alta holds the single junction cell efficiency world record at 28.8% and dual junction cell efficiency record at 31.6%. The solar cells can also be molded into various components. These cells are unique because they work well in low light (indoor conditions) and therefore are ideal for extending battery life or even replacing batteries in various IoT devices and wearables.
Interview with Alta Devices: Watch Video