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Alta Devices To Showcase High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite Applications At Paris Air Show

In Addition to Enabling Long Endurance for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Alta’s Solar Technology is Critical for Delivering Internet to Unserved Billions

June 15, 2015 — Alta Devices ( will discuss the latest technology advancements and benefits of using solar power on UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) for civil applications and “pseudo-satellites” which will be used to deliver the Internet to places where it doesn’t exist today.

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Alta Devices to Explain How Its Anylight™ Solar Technology Enhances New Uses for UAVs Such as Precision Agriculture and Internet Service Delivery

May 4, 2015 — Alta Devices ( will showcase their AnyLight™ Solar Technology and the benefits of using solar power on UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).

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Alta Devices: Wins Best Wearables Technology Award

April 28, 2015 — Alta Devices ( will explain why its AnyLight™ technology is critical to next generation wearable devices.

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Alta Devices: Disrupting The Energy Industry's Status Quo With Solar For Everything And Everyone

January 26, 2015 — Alta Devices ( will discuss how the next generation of solar technologies must allow for highly pervasive application – both indoors and out, and both large and small.

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Alta Devices To Demonstrate Self-Powered Internet Of Things

Alta’s AnyLight™ Technology Combined with Industry Leading Power Management Devices Can Now Provide Ample Power From Indoor Light as well as Outdoor Sunlight to Eliminate the Need for Changing Batteries in Many Low Power Wireless Applications

November 18, 2014 — Alta Devices ( will describe how its AnyLight™ technology can harvest sufficient power from indoor or outdoor light for a variety of internet of things (IoT) applications.

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Alta Devices Announces Cooperation With Airware To Enable Seamless Integration Of Solar Power In Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Longer Flight Endurance Is Critical For Precision Agriculture, Search and Rescue, Land Surveying, and Many Other Commercial UAV Applications

October 15, 2014 — Today, Alta Devices has announced cooperation with Airware to enable manufacturers of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to seamlessly integrate solar power into their aircraft. Alta Devices holds the world record for solar cell efficiency at 28.8%, and has shown that by integrating its thin and lightweight solar material onto the wings of a small UAV, flight endurance can be increased by more than four times.

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Alta Devices To Discuss How Building Automation And Iot Sensor Vendors Can Grow The Market By Removing The Need For Any External Power Connections

Alta’s AnyLight™ Technology Enables Up To 5x More Power from Indoor Light Than Competing Technologies and Can Increase the Overall Energy Efficiency of Buildings – With Far Simpler Installation

Sept 23, 2014 — What Alta Devices ( will discuss how vendors of building automation and other Internet of Things (IoT) sensors can speed the pace of deployment by making them far less complex to install and maintain. The company will explain how its AnyLight™ power technology can draw sufficient energy from indoor lighting to power a wide variety of wireless sensors, without the need to change batteries or to be connected to the power grid.

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Alta Devices to Describe How to Enable Commercial Unmanned Vehicles to Fly All Day Long Using Its Solar Technology

Very Light and Flexible Solar Material can Change the Economics of Using UAVs for Precision Agriculture, Land Surveying, Fire, Safety, and Many Other Applications

Sept 10, 2014 — Alta Devices ( will describe how the longevity of flight and economics of using commercial UAVs will be dramatically different because of its unique solar technology. Alta can enable small UAVs to fly all day long under the sun because it offers the highest efficiency broadly available solar technology at 28.8%.

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Hanergy Completes Acquisition of Alta Devices

Plans to accelerate commercialization of the world’s most efficient (30.8%) thin film solar technology
Acquisition has potential to change the way solar energy is used

August 13, 2014 — Hanergy Holding Group Limited (“Hanergy”, the “Company” or the “Group”), a multinational clean-energy power generator and the world’s leading thin-film solar company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Alta Devices, whose thin film solar technology has a conversion efficiency of 30.8%, the highest among the solar energy technologies currently available in the world.

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Alta Devices To Describe Why Solar Isn't Just For Sunlight Anymore

Sensors Expo Presence Showcases How Its AnyLight™ Technology Can Power the Internet of Things, Wearables, and Many Other Applications

June 17, 2014 — Alta Devices will describe how its AnyLight™ technology can power sensors for a variety of applications using indoor light.

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Alta Devices To Enable Self-Powered Internet of Things

Very High Efficiency Solar Material Provides Unmatched Power from Indoor Light in Small Form Factors

November 19, 2013 — Alta Devices announced today that its mobile power technology produces up to 5 times more power from indoor light than other commercially available solar technologies.

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AeroVironment Solar-Powered Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Achieves Continuous Flight for More Than Nine Hours

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 UAS being used in the field today.

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Alta Devices Enables Unmanned Aircraft To Fly As Long As The Sun Is Shining

Very High Efficiency and Lightweight Solar Material Provides Unmatched Power to Weight Ratio

July 25, 2013 — During a keynote at the small unmanned systems business expo in San Francisco, CA today, Alta Devices’ CEO, Christopher Norris, explained that small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are no longer constrained to short-range or limited flight times and are now able to fly as long as the sun is shining.

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NREL Study Shows Alta Devices Solar Material Retains Very High Efficiency At Elevated Temperatures And Operates Up To 10 Degrees Cooler Than Silicon In Real-World Conditions

Substantial Benefits for Automotive and other Roof-Integrated Applications

June 20, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Alta Devices have jointly demonstrated that Alta’s solar material retains its high efficiency in real-world conditions, particularly on hot days. The primary reason is that Alta’s modules stay cooler and lose very little efficiency as the temperature rises.

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Alta Devices Achieves 30.8% Efficiency Record with New Generation Solar Cell Technology.

Will Enable Significant Battery Life Extension in Mobile and Consumer Devices.

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.

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Alta Devices Named to MIT Technology Review’s 2013 50 Disruptive Companies List Recognizing World’s Most Innovative Companies

February 20, 2013 - Alta Devices been identified in the field of Energy and Materials as one of 2013’s 50 Disruptive Companies, MIT Technology Review’s annual list of the world’s most innovative technology companies.

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Alta Devices Shows the Future of Mobile Power

World’s lightest and most efficient military mobile power design demonstrates breakthrough technology with applications in unmanned systems, consumer devices, automobiles, and more

January 4, 2013 - Alta Devices today provided a glimpse of the future of mobile power with the announcement of reference designs for the world’s lightest, and highest energy density, flexible military charging mats.

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Alta Devices Solar Panel Receives NREL Verification of 23.5% Efficiency

February 6, 2012 - Alta Devices' most recent solar panel has been verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at 23.5% efficiency.

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Alta Raises Funding to Improve the Production Economics of High Efficiency Solar

March 9, 2012 - Alta Devices Inc. announced today it has raised funding to focus on improving the production economics of high efficiency solar PV (photovoltaic) applications.

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Alta Devices Discloses Key Technologies to Serve a New Class of Solar Applications

June 8, 2012 - At this week's IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC), Alta Devices™ disclosed details of key technologies that enabled its latest record module result.

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New Science Demonstrated as Alta Devices Makes Rapid Solar Efficiency Advances

June 20, 2011 - When the scientists at Alta Devices began seeing their solar devices achieve efficiency results beyond what was previously thought possible, they realized that something scientifically important was going on.

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