Ecoppia launches robotic cleaning solution for single-axis trackers


Ecoppia, a robotic, water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions provider, has launched its newest fully-autonomous solution for single-axis tracker installations. The Ecoppia T4 is compatible with all trackers and module types, including frameless and thin-film panels.

The first commercial deployment of Ecoppia T4, at a large installation in the Middle East, is already underway and slated to go fully live by the end of April. Once on-line, the system will leverage over 100 cleaning robots that perform a nightly cleaning, ensuring that soiling and dust storms do not impact production levels.

The Ecoppia T4 for single-axis trackers successfully passed rigorous acceleration testing by independent laboratories, and has been fully certified by leading module makers, tracker manufacturers and financial institutions. It was awarded the seal of excellence by the European Commission–a quality label awarded to projects succeeding a highly competitive evaluation process by independent experts.

With the commercial launch of the T4, Ecoppia is scheduled to expand its activity also to the Americas. The pipeline for the Ecoppia T4 worldwide has already crossed the 1,000 MW threshold, according to the company.

Ecoppia’s cloud-based, water-free, autonomous robotic systems remove dust from solar panels on a daily basis leveraging advanced machine learning and IOT capabilities. Remotely managed and controlled, the Ecoppia platform allows solar sites to maintain peak performance with minimal costs and human intervention.