11 March 2018

Ecoppia cements its dominance in India with additional 3 deployments in Bhadla region, Rajasthan

The Company won all tenders for robotic cleaning technology issued by tier-1 players in 2017, maintaining leadership

March 11, 2018 Ecoppia, the world-leader in robotic, water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, announced today the completion of additional 3 deployments in the Bhadla region, which consists of a 2,255 MW Bhadla Solar Park, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan India.


The three sites were developed by Ostro Energy, a renewable energy platform backed by emerging markets-focused private equity Actis Capital.


The sites are located at Kethusar, Kanasar and Badisid in Jodhpur district in Rajasthan, a water deficient region that suffers from frequent and massive dust storms.


In line with Ostro’s ethos on water conservation, the company chose Ecoppia’s state-of-art system for module cleaning to ensure zero water usage at the plant.

With the deployment of Ecoppia across its sites, Ostro Energy is expected to save over 0.5 billion of liters of water and reduce its operating expenses drastically.


Leveraging the unparalleled experience gained working with leading energy companies in India such as SunEdison/TerraForm, Engie Group, Fortum and NTPC, cleaning over 200 million solar panels, Ecoppia’s solution will ensure no soiling loss through the project’s lifetime.


The announcement also comes on the heels of Ecoppia’s recent announcement on the completion of a large-scale deployment with ENGIE in the Bhadla park.


“We expect to harness Ecoppia’s revolutionary cleaning system to dramatically raise output and lower costs.” said Ranjit Gupta, CEO of Ostro Energy. “We are convinced that adopting breakthrough technologies like Ecoppia is the key for coping with the challenging market conditions” he concluded.


“The unparalleled experience gained in India, and in Rajasthan desert in specific over the last 3 years will enable us to completely eliminate soiling losses in Ostro projects, while offering overall lower O&M costs” said Eran Meller, CEO of Ecoppia. “The market now fully realize that Ecoppia is a key enabler to solar expansion and adoption in Rajasthan” he continued.


About Ostro Energy Private Ltd.

Ostro is an energy business with plans to build 800MW of wind and solar projects over the next 4 years. Actis (www.act.is) has committed to fully fund Ostro’s business plan with a funding commitment of US$230 million thereby ensuring availability of equity for all its projects. Ostro will construct green field projects but at the same time will be open to acquiring operating projects that meet its performance standards. Ostro Team is committed to creating value for its investors and stakeholders through developing Best-in-Class Renewable Energy projects. Aided by the experienced technical team of Actis and its worldwide experience in various emerging markets, Ostro Team will aim to deliver world class projects in terms of build quality, operating & financial performance, and environmental, social & safety standards.

For more information on Ostro Energy, please visit http://www.ostro.in/


About Ecoppia


Ecoppia is the world leader in robotic PV cleaning solutions, cost-effectively maximizing the performance of utility-scale installations world over.

Cloud-based and connected, the water-free, automated technology removes dust from panels on a daily basis to ensure peak output, even in the toughest desert conditions.

Remotely managed and controlled, Ecoppia’s solutions allow solar sites to peak perform with minimal costs and human intervention.

Privately held organization backed by prominent and experienced international investment funds, Ecoppia works with the largest energy companies globally, cleaning millions of solar panels every month.

For more information about Ecoppia, please visit  http://www.ecoppia.com