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Water-free, portable cleaning bot for rooftop solar

India’s Aegeus Technologies has developed an autonomous, water-free cleaning bot for rooftop solar installations. The bot weighs 5 kg (with battery) and can be operated remotely through a web-based app. It uses an air wash technology to clean the panels, ensuring no need for water or any harmful chemicals.

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India installed 3.2 GW of solar in 2020

In large-scale solar, Adani was the largest developer by capacity, and Sterling & Wilson the preferred EPC partner. Tata Power Solar led in rooftop solar installations.

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Indian startup Solavio Labs raises Canadian fund

The solar panel-cleaning robot startup, which saw its sales jump 125 times last year, has thus far raised three levels of funding amounting to INR 2 crore from government bodies in India, Dubai, and Canada. 

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BHEL seeks panel cleaning system for 75 MW Gujarat solar plant

Bids are invited to supply, install and commission a module cleaning system for the entire solar plant. The work scope also includes operation and maintenance support for three months after commissioning.

Ecoppia robotic cleaners selected for Azure Power’s 450MW solar project

The Israeli developer of module cleaning robots has bagged an order from Indian solar developer Azure Power to deploy its water-free cleaning solution across a 450 MW solar project in Rajasthan.

Skilancer launches water-free module cleaner for residential rooftop solar plants

With the latest robotic cleaning offering, the startup aims to capture the residential solar market that currently stands at a capacity of 4400 MW and is expected to reach 8500 MW by the end of 2020.

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Water scarcity and the growing need for smarter solutions in solar projects

The inefficiency and irregularity of cleaning the solar panels manually, and the associated use of water defeat the purpose of shifting to renewable energies.

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Solar powered portable cold storage, grid monitoring system among winners of Social Alpha Energy Challenge 2.0

The winning startups will receive lab-to-market incubation support at the Clean Energy International Incubation Centre (CEIIC), which has been set up by the not-for-profit platform Social Alpha with support from Government of India and Tata Trusts in Delhi.

Ecoppia to deploy cloud-based robotic cleaners for over 400 MWp Fortum solar projects

The Israeli developer of module cleaning robots—which has secured over 7 GW of projects globally—will deploy its connected and water-free E4 solution for Fortum projects in Pavagada and Bhadla solar parks.

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