Ecoppia (Herzliya, Israel) reported on 07.12.2015 entered into an agreement on the reorganization of a photovoltaic Plant with 40 MW co-owned by EDF RE and Arava Power through its robotic solution for the automatic dry cleaning.
The site is one of the largest photovoltaic plants in the Middle East and is located in the Arava Valley in southern Israel – close to the border with Jordan, and 32 or 96 km from Egypt or Saudi Arabia ,
Robots replace cleaners
The contract is therefore of great importance, because it an increasingly upside alternate edge technology bring new commercial clout the world of solar energy, according to the press release.
(referred to in the industry as “soiling”) The contamination of photovoltaic modules with dirt and dust is a serious problem and could reduce the solar power production by up to 40%.
Previous solutions – often simply cleaners with buckets and mops – could damage the solar modules, consumed large amounts of water, causing unnecessarily high costs. Ecoppia offer a solution in the form of autonomous Dry Cleaning Robot, which are managed through the cloud and clean the modules at night when the production rests.
“This is the next step for the solar industry,” explains Eran Meller, CEO of Ecoppia.
“We are experiencing a significant increase in value for all projects in which we currently collaborate, both here and in the Middle East and in India. Many of the major industry players are looking for a solution that can clean at night, the panels, responds directly to the weather and consumes no water – so we assume that a solution like ours has what it takes to become the industry standard. ”
The purification technology is so promising that Meller was asked by the State of Israel, as part of a special delegation of Israeli greentech companies the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015 (COP21) to visit.
07/12/2015 | Source: Ecoppia | solarserver.de © Heindl Server GmbH
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