Airtouch Solar secures dry-cleaning robots order from Adani Green Energy

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Israel-based Airtouch Solar, a leading developer of robotic solutions for the solar energy market, has announced the signing of an agreement with Indian developer Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) to supply and install water-free robotic cleaning systems for a 150 MW solar plant in India. Under the agreement, robots will be installed at the site by the end of the financial year 2024 (March 2024).

Deployment of the waterless cleaning robots at Adani Green’s 150 MW site is estimated to save 12.6 million litres of water annually and increase the energy output of Adani Green’s solar portfolio.

This is the second agreement between Airtouch and AGEL within a span of four months

Robotic module cleaning systems counter dust accumulation on solar panels with zero water usage. This enables higher energy generation and faster cleaning cycle, thereby enhancing the overall return on investment.

Airtouch will supply its latest series of robots AT 4.0 for AGEL’s 150 MW project. “This product is very well suited for the Indian soil conditions and provides most effective cleaning,” stated Airtouch.

The order is within the framework of a Master Supply Agreement signed by Airtouch and Adani Green Energy Ltd. Under this agreement, AGEL can place additional orders for Airtouch systems from time to time, with the specific terms of each order, including the quantity of systems ordered, the delivery schedules, and the system price, to be determined individually within each order.

Adani Green is India’s largest renewable energy company with an operating portfolio of over 8.4 GW. It aims to reach a capacity of 45 GW by 2030.

Airtouch Solar, which began operations in year 2017, develops, manufactures, markets, operates and maintains robotic solutions for dry cleaning (water-free) of photovoltaic panels. The company completed an initial public offering (IPO) in March 2021 raising approximately NIS 61 million ($16.7 million). It operates two production centers in Israel and India, respectively. To date, it has signed agreements for a total capacity of over 6,600 MW, of which over 3,000 MW have already been installed.

 

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