Solar Electric-powered Drone Aircraft Bolsters Ascent Solar's Product Portfolio
By Casey Nobile
September 12, 2012
Since the bottom fell out of solar cell pricing several years ago, the solar market in the U.S. has been highly competitive and increasingly reliant on installation projects to make profits.But, with the advent of solar powered autonomous watercraft and aircraft, have solar cell manufacturers located a new market to compete over in robotics companies?
Colorado-basedAscent Solar Technologies, Inc., a developer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, announced today it is collaborating with Silent Falcon UAS Technologies and Bye Aerospace to provide its lightweight, flexible copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) photovoltaics to power the Silent Falcon™ unmanned aerial system…
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