Alta Devices

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.
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2020
4 Feb 2020

Hanergy Collapse: Significance for EV and Photovoltaic Industry

Hanergy is a large Chinese company. In past years, it has been in trouble for allegedly false accounting but it has been a global leader in flexible and thin film photovoltaics including GaAs and copper indium gallium diselenide CIGS and it has its own advanced silicon photovoltaics PV.
2019
4 Jun 2019

Solar Car Update - June 2019

A quick take on solar cars and some important news items on the subject
29 Apr 2019

New solar product to enable flying cell phone towers

Record solar cell efficiency combined with specialized packaging and integration creates first-ever dedicated solution designed to fly at 60,000 feet for years at a time.
2018
17 Dec 2018

Alta Devices sets 29.1% solar efficiency record

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.
19 Nov 2018

Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley

Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
1 Aug 2018

Hanergy and Bollore Group to build solar electric vehicles

Hanergy Holding Group subsidiary, Donghan New Energy Automotive Technology inked a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Bluecar, a subsidiary of France's Bollore Group to mark the beginning of new era in the field of solar electric vehicles.
8 May 2018

New generation solar cell to empower autonomy for UAVs, vehicles

This technology is critical for tomorrow's unmanned aerial vehicles, solar cars and other electric vehicles. It can be used to generate substantial power over small surfaces with minimal impact to vehicle design criteria.
9 Apr 2018

Non Toxic Flexible Solar Reaps Rewards

NREL, Solliance, EPFL and IDTechEx speak on the various new forms of flexible photovoltaics at the conference "Off Grid Energy Independence" at the large "IDTechEx Show!" Berlin April 11-12 where exhibitors and other conference streams cover manufacturing technologies for flexible solar and more.
2017
15 Nov 2017

Energy Harvesting With Thin-Film GaAs Solar Cells

Alta Devices, United States
27 Oct 2017

Electric vehicles deliver two killer blows

The total cost of ownership of an electric vehicle is usually lower than the TCO of the smoking alternative but that is just the beginning.
14 Sep 2017

Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?

Analyst IDTechEx has long appraised the auto industry as consisting of those leading the move to pure electric powertrains such as Tesla, Renault + Nissan, Yutong and BYD of China, those only recently giving it major emphasis such as Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen (under duress) and Daimler and those almost in denial such as Fiat Chrysler, Mazda and Suzuki, their pure electric activity being more of a gesture than a serious activity.
28 Aug 2017

Audi working on advanced solar car bodywork

Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of solar-cell specialist, Hanergy Thin Film Power, plan to work together to integrate solar cells into panoramic glass roofs of Audi models.
2016
3 Nov 2016

Silicon valley: doctor heal thyself

Silicon Valley in California spawns the awesome giants that hold the future in their hands but they cannot solve their traffic problem.
15 Sep 2016

Energy harvesting for new purposes - hear more in Santa Clara, Nov 16

The "IDTechEx Show!" in Santa Clara, California, November 16-17 is the world's most comprehensive event for those seeking to use or make energy harvesting devices and systems and for those developing the functional materials or considering investing in this vibrant industry.
15 Jul 2016

Tesla the follower

Tesla is a leader in the design and commercialisation of pure electric cars. It lacks profit but has an orderbook that its competition can only dream about. Since last year Tesla has also been selling batteries based on Panasonic cells that can power homes and businesses copying several other companies that were there before
8 Jul 2016

Off-grid power just became much easier

Off-grid clean power is a big focus of attention nowadays as we seek clean propulsion of land, water and airborne vehicles and clean power for buildings and remote equipment off-grid.
19 May 2016

Milestone in solar cell efficiency

Australian engineers have edged closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion by photovoltaic cells with a device that sets a new world efficiency record.
16 Mar 2016

LG Display, Jabil, NASA: Cornerstones at IDTechEx Wearable Europe

Europe's largest event on Wearable Technology, with over 225 speakers and 170 exhibitors, taking place in Berlin on April 27-28 will feature opening presentations highlighting the latest progress with wearable technology.
16 Mar 2016

LG Display, Jabil, NASA: Cornerstones at Printed Electronics Europe

Europe's largest event on Printed Electronics, with over 225 speakers and 170 exhibitors, taking place in Berlin on April 27-28 will feature opening presentations highlighting the latest progress with printed and flexible electronics.
2 Mar 2016

IDTechEx Interview Alta Devices: Solar Cells from Gallium Arsenide

Video interview with Alta Devices at the Energy Harvesting & Storage USA event.