Israeli-based Ecoppia today announced its module cleaning robots have been selected for a 150 MW solar project by Sprng Energy, a company owned by the global investment platform Actis. Ecoppia robots will be deployed at Sprng Solar’s Ananthapuram project in Andhra Pradesh in the second quarter of this year.
Ecoppia’s cloud-based, water-free, autonomous robotic solutions remove soil from solar panels daily, leveraging sophisticated technology and advanced business intelligence capabilities. Remotely managed and controlled, the Ecoppia platform allows solar sites to maintain peak performance with minimal costs and human intervention.
Actis’ association with Ecoppia started in 2017 with Ecoppia installing fully autonomous robots at four different solar sites of its platform ‘Ostro Energy’. Since then, all subsequent greenfield solar projects developed by Actis platforms in India, have Ecoppia as their exclusive robotic cleaning solution provider.
“We are honored to be chosen once again by our valued partner Actis,” said Jean Scemama, chief executive officer of Ecoppia. “As market leaders, we take upon ourselves the responsibility to our clients and shareholders to maintain the highest standards, constantly raising the bar higher towards excellence. Ecoppia’s versatile solution portfolio will continue to provide worldwide energy players the key for scalability, sustainability, and attractive return on investment,” he added.
Ecoppia robotic cleaners have been deployed for over 3 GW of projects in four different continents, allowing site owners to enjoy the benefits of year-round peak performance while lowering their operating and maintenance expenses and their LCOE.
“During 2020 and 2021, India witnessed over 150 days of national lockdown, resulting in most developers struggling to get solar panels cleaned and properly producing energy. However, none of Ecoppia’s +2GW sites missed even a single day’s cleaning cycle, thanks to its highly reliable, fully autonomous robotic solutions catered by Ecoppia’s strong India team,” read a statement by Ecoppia.
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