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16 January 2017

Ecoppia Completes 40MW Deployment in EDF RE /Arava-Power Middle Eastern Solar Park

HERZELIYA, ISRAEL – January 16, 2017 – Ecoppia, the world-leading developer of automatic, water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, announced today the full deployment of its E4 robotic solution in the Ketura Solar photovoltaic facility, on the border between Israel and Jordan. The deployment in the jointly-owned EDF RE and Arava Power facility reinforces the company’s leadership position in the region, and joins a growing list of successful Ecoppia deployments worldwide.

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6 December 2016

ENGIE Group Leverages Ecoppia to Deliver Lower LCOE, Higher Output in Successful Indian Solar Park Bid

Benefits of Ecoppia’s automated, robotic, water-free solar panel cleaning system facilitate successful tender in India’s cutting-edge Bhadla Solar Park

 

HERZELIYA, ISRAEL – November 6, 2016 – Ecoppia, the world-leading developer of robotic, water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, announced today an agreement with Solairedirect India, subsidiary of energy multinational ENGIE Group to deploy its automated system in the 10,000-hectare, 2,255 MW Bhadla Solar Park in Jodhpur, Rajasthan India.

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15 June 2016

Ecoppia Announces New VP Asia Markets, India Expansion

HERZELIYA –June 15, 2016 — Ecoppia, global leader in robotic cleaning for large scale solar PV sites, has begun building its Indian and Asian operations, starting with hiring a new VP for the region,. Nalin Sharma. The announcement follows a recently signed partnership agreement with Fortune 500 OEM Sanmina Corporation to produce up to a GW worth of robots at a new facility in southern India.

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4 June 2016

First Solar Certification Solidifies Ecoppia’s Dominance in PV Cleaning Market

Reached for comment, Ecoppia CEO Eran Meller said, “It’s another validation of the strength of our solution while allowing us to move forward in our goal of being the industry standard for PV cleaning. We’re very pleased to receive a vote of confidence from a tier-1 industry player like First Solar.”

Ecoppia’s waterless robotic cleaning technology has gone from strength to strength in 2015, gaining certifications from the industry’s biggest panel manufacturers, including Trina Solar, Suntech, and JA Solar. The most recent certification from First Solar further extends the market coverage of Ecoppia, already by far the market leader.

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20 April 2016

Riding Solar Demand, Ecoppia Opens Mass Production Facility in India

Riding a wave of increased demand for their technology

Ecoppia – developer, designer, and producer of a pioneering robotic cleaning technology for utility-scale solar sites – today inked a deal to begin mass producing their E4 robots at a new, state-of-the-art facility near Chennai, India.

With the rapid growth of the solar industry in India, Ecoppia has seen skyrocketing demand for its E4 technology. The paradigm-shifting technology can clean an entire solar site in just a few hours, keeping solar energy production at peak efficiency. The deal, bringing together Ecoppia and new OEM partner Sanmina Corp, will see the majority of Ecoppia’s production move toIndia.

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3 December 2015

Ecoppia Agreement to Deploy Its Robotic Technology to 40 MW PV Site for EDF RE and Arava Ahead of COP21

PARIS, Dec. 3, 2015 — In time for the kick-off of the UN conference on climate change, Ecoppia has inked a deal to retrofit a 40 MW PV solar site jointly owned by EDF RE and Arava Power with its autonomous and waterless robotic cleaning solution.

The agreement is significant because it lends increasing commercial clout to a technology that is disrupting the solar energy business. Dirt and dust cover (soiling, in industry speak) on solar panels are a significant challenge and can decrease energy output by up to 40%. Existing solutions – oftentimes labourers with water and brushes – can damage panels, use huge amounts of water and be cost-inefficient. Ecoppia provides a solution in the form of autonomous, waterless robots that are managed through the cloud and clean panels every night after production stops.

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4 May 2015

Ecoppia’s Robotic, Water-free Solar Panel Cleaning System Receives Global Certification from Trina Solar

With more than 6 million panels cleaned, the E4 solution significantly and cost-effectively improves solar plant output

Ecoppia, an innovative developer of robotic, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, announced today that its E4 robotic cleaning solution has been officially certified for long-term use by Trina Solar, a global leader in PV modules, solutions and services. Trina Solar is the latest to validate E4’s performance, with previous certification by panel producers JA Solar and Suntech, as well as by the Photovoltaik Institut Berlin (PI Berlin), one of the world’s most respected independent PV technology testing laboratories.

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1 May 2015

Ecoppia’s Water-free Solar Panel Cleaning Robots Installed on additional 35 MW of Solar Projects

HERZELIYA, ISRAEL – May 1, 2015 — Ecoppia, an innovative developer of automated, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, today announced that its E4 robotic solar panel cleaning system is now fully operational on five additional PV production facilities in the Middle East, totaling more than 35 MW. With these new systems in its portfolio, Ecoppia’s E4 system is now cleaning approximately five million panels every month.

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20 April 2015

Ecoppia chosen as a 2015 Red Herring Europe Winner

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – April 20, 2015 – Red Herring announced its Red Herring award winners today, recognizing Ecoppia, an innovative developer of robotic, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, as a winner in the Top 100 list.

Red Herring’s Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.

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10 February 2015

Ecoppia Strengthens Water-Free Solar Panel Cleaning with Advanced Data

Real-time and forecasted weather intelligence integrated into E4 control system enables more efficient plant operations and higher energy output

Ecoppia, an innovative developer of robotic, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, announced today the launch of its advanced E4 control system. With the integration of real-time and forecasted information on precipitation, cloudiness and air quality, Ecoppia now offers a more intelligent and reliable operation, and provides a comprehensive view of site conditions—helping site managers make better-informed decisions on cleaning schedules.

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7 October 2014

Ecoppia E4 Exclusively Certified by PI Berlin Photovoltaic Institute

The robotic cleaning solution is the first and only system verified for long-term use on nine major solar panel brands

Ecoppia, an innovative developer of automated, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, announced today that Photovoltaik Institut Berlin (PI Berlin), one of the world’s most respected independent PV technology testing laboratories, has certified the company’s E4 robotic cleaning system as safe for long-term use on solar panels manufactured by nine global market leaders: Yingli Solar, First Solar, Solar Frontier, Photowatt, JA Solar, Trina Solar, Canadian Solar, Jinko Solar, and ReneSola. Ecoppia E4 is the only solar panel cleaning solution on the market to receive such certification.

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24 September 2014

Ecoppia Selected for Five New Solar Projects, Takes Global Leadership

Ecoppia’s robotic water-free solution has cleaned over 3 million panels to-date.

Ecoppia, an innovative developer of automated, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, today announced the deployment of its E4 robotic solar panel cleaning system at five Middle Eastern PV production facilities. Upon the projects’ completion in early 2015, Ecoppia’s technology will clean more than 5 million panels every month, deployed across more than 40 MW of installations.

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24 May 2014

One Million Solar Panels Later, Ecoppia Robots Keep On Cleaning

Already commercially deployed, the Ecoppia E4 system helps solar parks deliver more energy, more efficiently.

Ecoppia, an innovative developer of autonomous water-free solar panel cleaning solutions, announced today that JA Solar, a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic solar panels, has certified Ecoppia’s solution for use on its solar panels. Ecoppia recently announced similar certification by Suntech Power. Additional certification processes are underway, with the aim of ensuring Ecoppia’s market–wide compliance with the stringent standards of all major panel manufacturers.

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24 April 2014

Ecoppia’s Water-free Robotic Solar Panel Cleaning Solution Certified by JA Solar

Already commercially deployed, the Ecoppia E4 system helps solar parks deliver more energy, more efficiently.

Ecoppia, an innovative developer of autonomous water-free solar panel cleaning solutions, announced today that JA Solar, a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic solar panels, has certified Ecoppia’s solution for use on its solar panels. Ecoppia recently announced similar certification by Suntech Power. Additional certification processes are underway, with the aim of ensuring Ecoppia’s market–wide compliance with the stringent standards of all major panel manufacturers.

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24 March 2014

Ecoppia Announces World’s First Completely Autonomously-Cleaned Solar Energy Park

“Ketura Sun” solar park in Israel’s Negev desert is the first utility-scale solar energy production facility to implement an autonomous, water-free robotic panel cleaning system – Ecoppia’s E4.

Ecoppia, an innovative developer of autonomous water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, announced today that the Ketura Sun solar park in Israel’s Negev desert, jointly owned by Siemens AG and solar energy pioneer Arava Power, is now the world’s first autonomously-cleaned solar energy production facility. The 8-hectare facility, producing 9 million kilowatt hours per year, is cleaned nightly by a fleet of almost 100 water-free, energy-independent Ecoppia E4 robots.

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11 March 2014

Suntech Power Certifies Ecoppia’s Innovative Water-Free Solar Array Cleaning Solution

Commercially deployed on Suntech panels, Ecoppia’s automatic solar array cleaning solution optimizes solar power generation by increasing production and lowering costs.

Ecoppia, an innovative developer of autonomous water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solution, announced today that Suntech Power, a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic solar panels, has certified Ecoppia’s solution for use on Suntech solar panels.

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NEWS & EVENTS

INTERSOLAR INDIA 2016

http://www.intersolar.in/en/home.html

Come meet us at INTERSOLAR INDIA – India’s largest exhibition and conference for the Solar Industry

Our VP-Asia, Nalin Kumar Sharma, will share insights and case studies in the following session:

A New Paradigm For Utility-Scale PV: How Ecoppia Revolutionized O&M with its Autonomous & Water-Free Robotic Cleaning Technology

October 20TH, Hall 1, Auditorium 1, 5:20 PM

Renewable Energy India 2016

10 September 2016

http://www.ubmindia.in/renewable_energy/home

This year again, Ecoppia is proud to be Technology Partner of REI 2016 in Greater Noida, India.

Ecoppia CEO will share case studies of successful O&M using robotic technology: Looking Beyond Installation: Operation and Maintenance towards Sustainability of Long Term Projects.
September 7th Hall A, 4:45

Ecoppia VP-Asia will provide an overview of the E4 disruptive technology:
Transforming technologies: Insights into PV emerging applications and technologies and how it is altering businesses.
September 7th Hall B, 4:45

ARTICLES
18 June 2014

India to face more droughts during 2020-2049: study

India is reeling under severe water crisis and rural distress as the country faced two consecutive deficient monsoon seasons in 2014 and 2015. But the worst is yet to come as more frequent drought monsoons are expected to come India’s way between 2020 and 2049, according to a scientific paper to be published in Current Science.

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12 June 2013

American West Becoming Increasingly Dusty

National Geographic Daily News. June 12 2013

The American West is becoming an increasingly dusty place: So-called “dust emissions”—including giant dust storms reminiscent of the Dust Bowl era—have increased in the past 17 years

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3 June 2010

Large-Scale PV Operations and Maintenance

Solar Pro Magazine, Issue 3.4, Jun/Jul 2010

O&M for PV systems is managed differently from plant construction. Optimal operations must strike a balance between the most productive system and the one with the lowest costs.

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Ecoppia chosen as a 2015 Red Herring Europe Winner

Ecoppia won Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region