Ecoppia’s vision is to enable year round peak performing solar plants, minimizing output losses due to dust in an effective, cost effective and reliable way
Founded in 2013, Ecoppia is a world leader and the only bankable provider of an autonomous, water-free PV-panel cleaning technology for utility-scale solar installations.
Working with the largest energy companies worldwide, such as NTPC, Adani Power, SunEdison/TerraForm, EDF, ENGIE Group and others, the highly-effective Ecoppia robotic system is deployed over more than 300MW in solar sites both in India and the Middle East.
Holding a strong intellectual property portfolio, being accredited with certifications from leading panel manufacturers and independent laboratories, as well as leading financial institutions, Ecoppia is making a radical change in the way utility scale sites in arid regions operate and succeeding in lowering the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE).
With an efficiency loss of up to 40% in dusty areas, Ecoppia offers a field-proven, innovative and patented solution that ensures an on-going state of dust-free solar panels, even in the toughest desert conditions. The Ecoppia E4’s fleet of robots performs nightly cleaning, removing 99% of soiling in each operation, and an immediate recovery after dust storms, enabling a peak performance 24/7/365.
Ecoppia’s pragmatic, cost effective and efficient end-to-end cleaning solution is enabled by a unique water-free robotic cleaning process, offering an attractive alternative to the traditional water and labor intensive techniques – manual or vehicle-based cleaning.
By dramatically lowering operational overhead, and while enabling a marked rise in the energy output, Ecoppia demonstrates an excellent return on investment (ROI) rates in as little as 18 months’ time span, offering a significant value creation through the solar project life cycle.
Focusing on the Middle East and the Indian markets, Ecoppia keeps an R&D center in Israel, and a state-of-the-art assembly facility in the northern part of India, as well as sales and operations offices located in New Delhi and the outskirts of Tel Aviv.
Ecoppia is a privately owned company.
The Ecoppia management team brings broad and multidisciplinary experience with proven track records in revolutionary product development, engineering, operations and management
Prior to cofounding Ecoppia, Eran Meller was the CFO of Telmap (acquired by Intel), the CFO of X-Tip (acquired by DentSply International), the CFO of Info-X (acquired by 3M) and the CFO & COO of MTI Precision Products (sold in a leveraged buyout). Previously, Eran worked with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private arm of the World Bank Group, and was responsible for a portfolio of over $100M in Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi and Zambia.
Eran holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a Masters in Economic Policy Management from the Columbia School of International Affairs, and a B.A in Economics and Management from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Eran completed all three degrees with distinction.
The inventor and driving force behind Ecoppia’s ingenuity, Moshe Meller is a veteran entrepreneur with over 30 years of development and implementation experience. Moshe has been awarded over 25 patents in the US, Europe and Israel, most of which have been turned into profitable products. Moshe was the founder, CTO and CEO of MTI Precision Products, a multi-million-dollar dental product development company. In addition, Moshe was the founder and CTO of X-Tip (acquired by DentSply International) and the Cofounder of ResQline, the developer of the only Underwriter Laboratories (UL) – approved, high rise evacuation system.
Moshe is a decorated Colonel (Res.) in the Armored Corps of the Israel Defense Forces,where he served as head of the Armory Division’s R&D. He holds a BSc magna cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Eran Dgani has over 15 years of experience in operations and R&D in the print, semiconductor and PCB sectors. In his position in Ecoppia, Eran holds comprehensive leadership responsibilities for areas including manufacturing, quality and reliability, supply chain and deployments. Before joining Ecopppia, Eran served as VP Operations at Scodix – a digital print technology company.
Prior to working at Scodix, Eran worked at Camtek, where he held several positions in customer support, R&D and Operations. Since 2012, has been the VP Operations of Mistral-Group (Israel), where he is in charge of global operations of multiple companies and product lines in the Defense & Home Land Security (HLS) sector.
Eran holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Polymer Chemistry & Computers.
Shimon Galgut has over 15 years of product, technology and operations experience in both renewable energy and security. At Ecoppia, he is responsible for operations, deployment and maintenance of Ecoppia’s solutions, and excels at managing extremely tight schedules, and leveraging multidisciplinary resources.
Prior to joining Ecoppia, Shimon was responsible for initiating and successfully leading tailor-made complex technological projects, both in the Home Land Security and the private sectors, He is a decorated major (Res.) in the IDF special forces.
Previously, Shimon was the CEO of Zur Shalem, a nonprofit organization that has helped integrate dozens of high-risk teenagers from low socioeconomic backgrounds, into Israeli society.
Prior to joining Ecoppia, Nalin held top management positions at some of the most renowned renewables companies. He was among the first to be employed by and Head of Channel Partnership at SunEdison Asia, spearheaded channel strategy at Tata Power Solar (part of the $100 Billion Tata Group) and more recently the Vice President of Solar at RattanIndia. He started his career with BPCL, a Global Fortune 500 energy company, where he was responsible for annual revenues of $76 million.
Nalin holds a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi and an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
With over 10 years of experience in marketing strategy, communications and business analysis, Anat is leading the company’s outer-bound activities.
Before joining Ecoppia, Anat gained extensive experience in a variety of marketing positions in both Fortune 500 and start up environments. Previously, She worked for Telmap, a mobile navigation company acquired by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), managing Telmap’s commerce and advertising team. Anat initiated, implemented and led marketing, product definition, localization and Go-To-Market activities for Telmap’s offerings within Tier 1 operators across Europe, including Vodafone Group, O2 and Telefónica. Additionally, Anat worked at intel’s Israeli New Devices Group site (NDGi), where she led User Experience definition and product marketing efforts.
Anat received her BA degree in Visual Communications from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.
Swarth Group is a privately-held investment company, controlled by Shaul Shani. The Swarth team has a substantial track record in building and managing companies in the technology and telecom industries. Additionally, Swarth invests in various technology, telecom-oriented, cyber security, and algo-trading ventures.
As of 2009, the Swarth Group controlled companies with over $2 billion in aggregate revenues and 9,000 employees. GVT, a Brazilian telecom operator, was established in 1999 by Swarth and was bought by the Vivendi Group in 2009 for approximately $4.8 billion. ECI Telecom, a global telecom equipment provider, was acquired by Swarth in 2007 for $1.25 billion in a leveraged buyout, and is fully owned by Swarth Group.
GlenRock is a private investment company founded in 2003 and owned and managed by Mr. Leon Recanati. GlenRock’s main focus is venture capital investment in startup companies engaged in advanced technologies and life sciences.
To date, GlenRock has invested in over 25 startup companies in Israel and plays an active role in their growth strategy. Glenrock has assisted startups such as Kamada (NASDAQ: KMDA), Objet (merger with Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS), MobilEye (NYSE: NBLY), Evogene (NYSE:EVGN), Enzymotec (NASDAQ:ENZY) and Quigo (acquired by AOL) to become high value companies.
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Gandyr is a private investment group owned and managed by Yehudit Recanati. The group primarily focuses on long term investments in Israeli companies within the technology, industrial and service sectors. The Gandyr team is actively engaged in supporting its portfolio companies. Gandyr has an investment arm fully dedicated to investments in the solar business.
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