Airtouch Solar signs $4 million cleaning robot deal with Acme


Airtouch Solar announced today that it had landed a $4 million contract with Indian developer Acme Group for the supply and maintenance of robotic water-free cleaning systems for PV solar panels.

Airtouch scope of work includes sales, supply, installation, operation, and maintenance of cleaning robots for Acme’s solar plant in Rajasthan.

Airtouch will receive around $1.5 million for the sale and installation. The 25-year operation and maintenance services agreement is expected to generate additional revenues of around $2.5 million.

Tal Laufer, CEO of Airtouch Solar, said the deal represents Acme’s great confidence in the solution offered by Airtouch. “We believe there is great potential for expanding our collaboration with Acme. The Indian market currently recognizes the need to invest in robotic solutions for dry (water-free) cleaning of the panels in PV solar fields, partly in light of the climate crisis and the demand for water conservation. Utilizing Airtouch’s new manufacturing plant in India, completed in the past year, we are optimally prepared to meet the demand and significantly expand our operations in India, while expanding our operations in other markets,” he added.

Acme is a leading solar developer in India, which has diversified into green hydrogen and ammonia.

Acme’s COO Sandeep Kashyap said, “The adoption of robotic cleaning systems will not only help in conserving water but will also bring greater efficiency in the cleaning of solar panels. The new system will service Acme solar plant in Rajasthan. We look forward to reaching closer levels of cooperation in various projects with Airtouch in our future projects.”

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