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Alta Devices achieved new efficiency record for solar cells, able to convert 29% of sun’s energy into electricity, seventh consecutive record held by company since 2010

January 11, 2019

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  • New Record – Alta Devices achieved new record of 29.1% efficiency for single junction gallium arsenide solar cell, seventh consecutive time since 2010
  • Thin Cells – Invented manufacturing technique that enables company to build thin layers of gallium arsenide for solar cells that are one micron thick
  • Perceived Benefits – Thin material can reduce amount of material needed for solar cells and lower costs
  • Potential Uses – New solar cell can be used for small satellites, drones, and autonomous vehicles
  • Performance Certification – Efficiency record certified and validated by analytics lab Fraunhofer ISE CalLab in Germany

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Alta Devices solar cell

Image Source: Business Wire

Sector: Energy
Organization: Alta Devices

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