Ecoppia’s water-free robotic cleaning technology performs fully automated nightly cleaning of solar modules to ensure peak performance year round
Ecoppia, the world-leader in robotic cleaning technology for photovoltaic solar sites, announced today that it has completed the installation of its robots at a solar site in California, USA, operated by The AES Corporation, a Fortune 500 global energy company that provides greener, smarter energy solutions in 15 countries worldwide. AES is the largest private owner of operating solar assets in the United States.
With this deployment, Ecoppia has reached another significant millstone, servicing more than 2,700 MW of deployed projects globally. Ecoppia anticipates that this growth trajectory will continue as the adoption of solar energy expands in the United States and around the world.
The AES site in California will feature the light weight Ecoppia T4 solution, designed especially for Single Axis trackers. The completely autonomous T4 robots operate nightly, cleaning large-scale solar arrays without the use of water, human operators, or electricity – the robots are solar powered.
The environmentally friendly robots keep solar modules clean and functioning at peak productivity while saving millions of gallons of water, providing a truly sustainable approach to the operation and maintenance of solar modules.
“Innovation is a core competitive advantage for AES as we play a leading role in the growing solar market in the United States,” said Leo Moreno, President of AES Clean Energy. “By employing Ecoppia’s leading-edge robotic technology, AES will ensure year-round peak performance of our solar sites. We are confident Ecoppia’s solutions will further increase our competitiveness and bottom line.”
“We are pleased and honored to have been chosen by a solar power giant like AES,” said Jean Scemama, CEO of Ecoppia. “This is an important milestone in our expansion to the Americas after eight years of operation mainly in the Middle East and India. The installation of our next joint project with AES in Chile is already underway.”