Ecoppia expands robotic cleaning footprint

Ecoppia, the world provider of robotic, water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, has announced an agreement with SB Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., to deploy two thousand robots across its five sites in Bhadla Phase III & IV Solar Park Project in Rajasthan India, the company said.

Bhadla is a water-deficient region that suffers from frequent and massive dust storms, resulting in panel soiling that can reduce energy output. To minimize the loss of production capacity due to soiling, while keeping in line with SB Energy´s focus on automation and robotics, the company chose Ecoppia´s state-of-art system to ensure efficient and intelligent module cleaning at the plant.

SB Energy´s project panels will be cleaned daily by Ecoppia robots without any human interference and will be remotely managed through a cloud-based control system.

With over 3GW of secured projects, Ecoppia is the world provider of robotic solutions for PV, offering a connected platform that cost-effectively maximizes the performance of utility-scale installations the world over. Cloud-based, Ecoppia´s water-free and automated robotic systems remove dust from panels on a daily basis using advanced machine learning and IOT capabilities. Learn more at http://www.ecoppia.com.