Revolutionary Solar Power Technology
With our proprietary revolutionary technologies, Alta Devices manufactures the world’s thinnest and highest-efficiency solar cells using Gallium Arsenide. Our highly efficient processes have resulted in a significant reduction in cost and manufacturing time compared to traditional technologies.
Historically, photovoltaic technology has been divided into two types: rigid wafer-based solar cells that are bulky and brittle, and thin films that are lighter and more flexible but lower-performance. Our recent advances in Gallium Arsenide-based (GaAs) technology have resulted in a combination of the advantages of both: a lightweight, thin and flexible cell that not only breaks efficiency records but can also be manufactured at a fraction of the cost of previous GaAs-based technologies.
Our solar cells have been independently verified by NREL as world record holders for both single and dual junction cell efficiencies – 28.8% and 30.8% respectively.
Alta Devices’ technology also excels under real-world operating conditions, generating electricity under a broad range of temperature and cloud-cover conditions and at all times of the day from dawn until dusk. Practically speaking, this means that our devices produce between two to four times more power per unit area and unit weight than all competing technologies.
Please watch the videos below for more information on our innovative technology and manufacturing processes.