Tour of SolAero Technologies in the Sandia Science and Technology Park in Albuquerque, October 23, 2018

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich tours a great example of a homegrown business that is creating good-paying jobs and positioning New Mexico as a national leader in emerging high-tech fields. SolAero Technologies manufactures solar cells for space power applications. The company has worked with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque to develop more efficient solar cells for small satellite and low-Earth-orbit missions. SolAero's cells can provide more power for less weight to satellites used by the military and commercial space companies.