Energy Harvesting With Thin-Film GaAs Solar Cells (Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing. USA 2016)

Mr Gregory Koskowich, Sr Director, Product
Alta Devices Inc
United States


IDTechEx Show! USA Presentation - Alta Devices Inc*
USA 2016 Audio Presentation - Alta Devices Inc*

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Presentation Summary

The highest efficiency solar cells are made with Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), primarily for space applications. Attendees in this session will learn about a newly developed manufacturing process that dramatically reduces the cost of GaAs solar cells, bringing them into applications where high efficiency, light weight, and flexibility are important. Those who attend this session will also learn how to power Bluetooth LE systems and power beacons through the use of GaAs solar power with demo boards.

Speaker Biography (Gregory Koskowich)

Greg Koskowich is the Sr. Dir. of Product at Alta Devices; an expert at electronic system design with over 20 years of experience designing integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, firmware and software for a variety of consumer products including cell phones, laptops, set top boxes and medical devices.

Company Profile (Alta Devices Inc)

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Alta Devices is empowering autonomy by delivering the world's most efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. By converting light of any kind into electricity, Alta Devices AnyLightâ„¢ power 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, satellites, consumer electronics, sensors, automotive, remote exploration, or anywhere size, weight, and mobility matter. Alta Devices holds world records for energy conversion efficiency and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit Alta Devices is a Hanergy company.
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