Airtouch Solar secures $6 million cleaning robot contract with Adani Green Energy  

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Airtouch Solar, an Israeli specialist in autonomous robotic technologies for solar panel cleaning, has announced the signing of a contract worth around $6 million with Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL). Under the contract, Airtouch will supply and install water-free robotic cleaning systems for AGEL’s solar plants in Rajasthan, India. It expects the installation of the robotic systems to complete by the end of March 2025.

This is one of the largest orders for [PV panel cleaning] robots in India and our third order from AGEL in a span of nine months, stated Airtouch Solar.

The order is within the framework of a Master Supply Agreement signed by Airtouch and AGEL. Under this agreement, AGEL will be able to place additional orders for Airtouch systems from time to time.

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

Apart from maximizing energy output, the robotic dry-cleaning system for solar modules is an extension of Adani Green’s commitment to reduce water usage aligned to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal 6 on sustainable management of water.

Nick Lanir Brown, chief business officer of Airtouch Solar Group, “The signing of our third agreement [with Adani Green Energy] marks another significant milestone in the ongoing collaboration, and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. Adani’s unwavering commitment to accelerating the clean energy transition is inspiring, and we are privileged to be part of AGEL’s vision for a sustainable future.”

Airtouch will supply its latest AT 4.1 series robots for AGEL’s project in Rajasthan. The company claims its AT 4.1 series robots are very well suited for the Indian soil conditions and provide most effective cleaning.

Nimish Jain, CEO of Airtouch Solar India, said, “We are glad to partner with Adani Green in its endeavor to enhance the operational excellence and be water positive across all its operational plants and future projects. Adani Green’s investment in advanced technologies like Airtouch water-free module cleaning solutions is a testament of our joint resolve to make green energy greener.”

Adani Green is India’s largest renewable energy company with an operating portfolio of close to 9.8 GW. It aims to reach an installed RE capacity of 45 GW by 2030.

Established in 2017, Airtouch Solar Group designs, manufactures, markets, operates, and maintains water-free robotic cleaning solutions for solar panels. To date, it has signed cleaning robot agreements for projects with a total capacity of around 8.3 GWp. Out of this, robots for 4.4 GWp of projects have already been installed.

Headquartered in Israel, Airtouch operates two production centers in Israel and India. Currently, it conducts operations, manufacturing, and sales in Israel and India, while actively exploring opportunities to enter new target markets. The company successfully completed an initial public offering (IPO) in March 2021, raising around $16.7 million.

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