Why Use Gallium Arsenide Solar Cells? – Alta Devices

Alta Devices uses Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) as the basis for our solar technology. It’s a lesser known material so we wanted to share some key information here: What is Gallium Arsenide? Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) is a semiconductor material and a compound of Gallium and Arsenic (interconnected cubic lattices). Traditionally it’s an expensive material mostly used…

Alta Devices Sets Solar World Record – NASA Selects Alta Devices

NASA is testing Alta Devices solar technology at the International Space Station in order to evaluate Alta’s technology for future NASA low-Earth orbit missions, including powering CubeSats. Alta Devices also recently announced a new efficiency record of 29.1% for its single junction solar cell, as certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, marking  the seventh consecutive time,…

Alta Devices – Press Releases

WASHINGTON, At AUVSI, August 12, 2013 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that a recent outdoor test flight of a solar-powered prototype version of the company’s proven Puma AE™ small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), operating with the company’s newest long-endurance battery, lasted 9 hours, 11 minutes – significantly longer than the flight endurance of small…

Alta Devices – Press Releases

Sunnyvale, CA – March 4, 2013 – Alta Devices today disclosed that it has reached 30.8% solar cell efficiency. This new NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) verified record has resulted from the company’s first implementation of a new generation “dual junction” solar cell technology which augments the company’s “single junction” technology. Higher efficiency directly translates…

Audi Cooperates with Alta Devices on Automobiles with Solar Roofs – Alta Devices

Audi and Alta Devices sign MOU to develop automobiles with integrated high-efficiency solar cells with first joint prototype to be completed by the end of 2017 Sunnyvale CA – August 23, 2017 –- Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of solar-cell specialist, Hanergy Thin Film Power, plan to work together to integrate solar cells into…

Extend range with solar for EV and automotives Alta Devices

Hanergy has developed four solar electric concept cars. The vehicles are lightweight and covered in flexible, thin-film, Alta Devices solar cells.  The solar extends the range of the vehicles which can also be plugged in to charge their Lithium Ion batteries. The four cars target different types of users and are called the Solar R…

Lightweight, flexible solar solution for HALE UAV and HAPS – Alta Devices

Aircraft that fly at stratospheric altitudes are an important new category that include: These aircraft are designed to extend connectivity to people around the world in remote locations, under served areas or after natural disasters. Solar is a critical factor in enabling these aircraft to remain aloft for periods of multiple weeks or years. Alta…

Alta Devices and Audi: Defining the Solar Car of the Future – Alta Devices

Alta Devices is excited to announce that we are working with Audi to integrate solar into the roofs of Audi cars. This is the first time Audi has used Alta Devices solar in its vehicles. Audi is one of the most successful premium auto brands and also has Lamborghini and Ducati in its portfolio. In…

Alta Devices Breaks Solar Energy Efficiency Record – Alta Devices

Alta Devices has today announced that its most recent single junction solar cell has been certified by NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) as being 28.9% efficient. This certification confirms that Alta has set a new record and continues to hold the world record efficiency for this type of solar cell. This breakthrough, combined with the…

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