Alta Devices To Demonstrate Self-Powered Internet Of Things

Alta’s AnyLight™ Technology Combined with Industry Leading Power Management Devices Can Now Provide Ample Power From Indoor Light as well as Outdoor Sunlight to Eliminate the Need for Changing Batteries in Many Low Power Wireless Applications


Alta Devices will describe how its AnyLight™ technology can harvest sufficient power from indoor or outdoor light for a variety of internet of things (IoT) applications. This is a result of Alta’s unique solar cell technology that not only holds a world-record for efficiency at 28.8%, but also captures up to 5x more energy under dim indoor lighting conditions than other solutions.


IDTechEx Energy Harvesting Conference and Exhibition, Santa Clara Convention Center, November 19-20. Booth #M26


Two presentations by Sam Cowley of Alta Devices:


  • Wednesday, November 19: High Efficiency, Thin, Flexible Solar Cells: Viable Energy for Autonomous Sensors
  • Friday, November 21: Thin Film Photovoltaics: Principles, Technologies and Markets



Big data starts with small sensors. By 2020, experts predict that there will be over 25 billion devices connected via the internet. Since many of these will be unplugged from a fixed power source, providing power without the need to change batteries will be a fundamental concern. Alta Devices will discuss this issue and how its technology can provide ample power by converting energy from ambient light. This has the potential to address a critical need for low-power wireless sensors in home, building, and factory automation as well as enabling the self-powered internet of things.

About Alta Devices

Alta Devices is (EM)POWERING THE UNPLUGGED WORLD™ by delivering the world’s most efficient, thin and flexible mobile power technology. By converting light of any kind into electricity, Alta Device’s AnyLight™ 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, 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. Alta Devices is a Hanergy Holdings company.

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