High Efficiency, Thin, Flexible Solar Cells: Viable Energy for Autonomous Sensors

Mr Sam Cowley, Director Product Engineering
Alta Devices
United States
 
Nov 19, 2014.

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Presentation Summary

• The characteristics of different solar technologies
• What energy can be harvested from solar in both indoor and outdoor applications
• What are the system considerations of using solar to power sensors
• How to convert your existing battery powered sensor to solar

Speaker Biography (Sam Cowley)

Sam Cowley leads the Alta Devices Product Engineering group. He works with technical
teams in sensors, consumer devices, automobiles and aerial vehicles to integrate Alta
Devices high efficiency, thin, lightweight GaAs cells. He has wide ranging experience in
solar, having worked on concentrating PV, building integrated PV and thin film PV. He
holds a BSME from UC San Diego and MSEE from Stanford University.

Company Profile (Alta Devices)

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Alta Devices is (em)Powering the Unplugged World™ by delivering the world's most efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. Converting light into electricity, Alta's technology extends the energy source of a system, and in many cases, completely cuts the traditional power cord. The solution can be completely integrated into the final system, and is ideal for use in unmanned systems, consumer electronics, automotive, remote exploration, or anywhere size, weight, and mobility matter. Alta Devices holds world records for both cell and module single junction conversion efficiency.
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