Introduction

Ecoppia expands Bhadla Park Cloud-Based Robotic Cleaning Footprint

Ecoppia’s water-free and automated robotic systems remove dust from panels on a daily basis using advanced machine learning and IOT capabilities.

  • Client

    Ecoppia

  • Services

    Robotic solutions for PV

  • Technologies

    Robotic cleaning

  • Dates

    13/07/2018

Description

Ecoppia, the world leader in robotic, water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, has signed 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. This announcement comes on the heels of Ecoppia’s recent completion of large-scale deployments with ENGIE and Ostro Power (Actis Group) in the Bhadla park.

Bhadla is a water-deficient region that suffers from frequent and massive dust storms, resulting in panel soiling that can reduce energy output. To minimise 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-the-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. The water-free Ecoppia solution will save approx over 2 billion of litres of water during the 25 years of solar plant operations.

With over 1.5 GW of projects deployed or under deployment, and nearly 3 GW of secured projects with leading energy conglomerates worldwide, Ecoppia is revolutionizing the solar O&M space.

“SB Energy choose Ecoppia after due diligence as it was providing the optimum solution. We are convinced that adopting breakthrough technologies is key to coping with the challenging market conditions and increasing operational efficiency,” said Abhijeet Sathe, COO at SB Energy.

“We are thrilled to be working with a technology-driven and forward-looking company like SB Energy,” said Eran Meller, CEO of Ecoppia. “The unparalleled experience gained in India, especially in Rajasthan desert over the last three years, will enable us to seamlessly comply with SB Energy’s high operations standards,” he added.

 

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