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Ecoppia expands Bhadla Park cloud-based robotic cleaning footprint
Ecoppia, the global robotic, water-free, photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions expert, has today announced an agreement with SB Energy, to deploy 2,000 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 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 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. The water-free Ecoppia solution will save approximately two 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 3GW of secured projects with leading energy conglomerates worldwide, Ecoppia is revolutionising the solar O&M space.
"SB Energy choose Ecoppia after due diligence as it was providing the optimum solution," explains Abhijeet Sathe, COO at SB Energy. "We are convinced that adopting breakthrough technologies is key to coping with the challenging market conditions and increasing operational efficiency.
Eran Meller, CEO of Ecoppia, says of the expansion: "We are thrilled to be working with a technology-driven and forward-looking company like SB Energy. 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."
Ecoppia's automated robotic systems remove dust from panels daily, using advanced machine learning and IOT capabilities. Remotely managed and controlled, the platform allows solar sites to maintain peak performance with minimal costs and human intervention.
19th July 2018