Solar-powered UAV completes record-breaking test flight

08/14/2013 | GigaOm

AeroVironment and solar startup Alta Devices have teamed up to design a solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle that recently completed a record-breaking test flight of 9 hours and 11 minutes. Alta has been building its solar panels from gallium arsenide rather than silicon, making them lighter and more efficient than standard panels.

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