Ecoppia announced the collaboration with SB Energy to install 2,000 robots across its five sites in Bhadla Phase III & IV Solar Park Project situated in Rajasthan, India. The announcement comes on the verge of recent completion of large-scale installations with Ostro Power (Actis Group) and ENGIE in the Bhadla park by Ecoppia.
Ecoppia is a leading firm that offers robotic and water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions. Bhadla is considered as one of the water-deficient regions suffering from huge dust storms. It may impact panel soiling and as a result, reduces energy output. SB Energy is an entirely-owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. focused on robotics and automation solutions.
"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".
The solutions of SB Energy have been utilized to lower the loss of production capacity arising due to soiling. The state-of-the-art system of Ecoppia would make sure there will be an efficient and intelligent module cleaning at the manufacturing plants.
"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.
The project panels of SB Energy will be cleaned every day by robots of Ecoppia without any human intervention. Moreover, it will be managed remotely through a cloud-based control system. The water-free solution implemented by Ecoppia will save nearly 2 billion of liters of water in the lifetime of 25 years of solar plant operations. Ecoppia is endeavoring to transform the solar O&M space with deployment of over 1.5 GW of projects and approximately 3 GW of projects with leading energy companies across the world. With implementation of cloud robotics at Bhadla, it would save a massive amount of water and improve efficiency by remotely managing the robots.
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