Robotics is evolving to ease the maintenance of solar power plants. From drones combined with thermal imaging to the robotic cleaning crew for large-scale solar PV plants, automation and robotics are constantly evolving for the cleaning and maintenance of PV plants.
Reliance Industries is set to buy 79.4% of US-based SenseHawk, which provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for process optimization, automation, and asset information management across the solar asset lifecycle. The startup has globally deployed its software at more than 600 sites.
ABB has adopted Industry 5.0 production processes at its smart power solutions factory in Bengaluru. With “cobots” working alongside humans, the factory’s productivity has improved by 40%, while energy productivity has gone up by more than 15%.
Librestream’s Onsight solution provides a fully-collaborative environment between remote experts and field technicians, helping to resolve issues at the solar plants quickly and remotely.
For developers to close the emerging gap as the market becomes more competitive – and, crucially, build projects that perform to investors’ expectations in the long term – they need to not only develop better understanding of the factors influencing project performance but also take steps to adopt advances made in other established solar markets worldwide in the use of solar data.
February 17 is the last date to submit proposals targeting implementation, adaption, and knowledge creation of digital solutions in energy systems and networks. The projects will be funded by the Department of Science and Technology, under India’s Ministry of Science and Technology.
Bangalore-based Nunam—which enables second life for used lithium-ion battery cells—is the winner of Pulse India competition conducted by French energy giant EDF. The EDF contest aims at supporting Indian startups committed to developing low-carbon and sustainable energy solutions.
Swiss-based SmartHelio claims to have witnessed a near 200% jump in demand for its deep-data driven solar asset management solution, which plugs into solar panels or energy storage systems. Sales of the internet-of-things enabled, cloud product have leapt in the last six months.
Doubling down on renewable energy investment and energy transition spending is required to ensure a truly green global recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and its economic aftershock, claims the International Renewable Energy Agency.
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