Ecoppia has been offering robotic solar panel cleaning solutions around the world since 2013. The company, which claims to have saved 6 billion liters of water, has just set down in Africa.
In Egypt, robots will be used to clean solar panels at the Benban complex with a combined capacity of 1,650 MW. Ecoppia Scientific, the Israeli supplier of cleaning robots, has announced that it has signed an agreement for the deployment of its equipment.
The Benban power plants are, in fact, built in a rather particular environment which requires regular cleaning in order to preserve them from the dust and sand of the desert. Avoiding the clogging of the panels is an important condition for the optimal functioning of the plants.
The robots that will be supplied by the Israeli company to Egypt are Ecoppia T4s which are autonomous, operate without water and are energy independent. They are managed without human intervention by a cloud-based control system.
“As a leader in robotic cleaning solutions for the solar energy industry, arriving in a new country is a major milestone in the growth of our business, especially when the site is one of the most important solar parks of the world. Our unprecedented experience in the region with a presence in the Middle East since early 2014, allows us to create great value for this type of projects, at a time when we see more and more energy companies turning to empowerment. of their maintenance activities, ”said Jean Scemama, Chairman and CEO of Ecoppia.
The company already provides its services to companies like EDF, Engie, First Solar, Fortum, ReNew Power or Azure Power to name a few. It has been awarded maintenance for solar panels with a combined capacity of 16,650 MW across the world.
Source Ecofin agency