20 April, 2021

Ecoppia’s Advanced Robotic Technology Now Powers Automated Solar Panel Cleaning At AES California Site

Ecoppia(TASE: ECPA), the world-leader in robotic cleaning technology for photovoltaic solar sites, announced today that it has completed the installation of its robots at a solar site in California, USA, operated by The AES Corporation, a Fortune 500 global energy company that provides greener, smarter energy solutions in 15 countries worldwide. AES is the largest private owner of operating solar assets in the United States.
Read more >

25 February, 2021

Ecoppia Strengthens Its Presence In The Middle East With A First Project In Egypt

Ecoppia (TASE: ECPA), the pioneer and world leader in robotic solutions for photovoltaic solar, announced today a new project in one of the worlds’ largest solar parks in BenBan, Egypt. BenBan solar park, located near the southern Egyptian city of Aswan, has a total capacity of 1,650 MWp corresponding to an annual production of approximately 3.8 TW, and is spread across nearly 40 km. While enjoying very high radiation rates, the facility also suffers from major soiling and desert sands, requiring frequent cleaning to ensure steady and optimal production.
Read more >

20 December, 2020

Ecoppia Signed Another Significant Project Of 450MW With Solar Leader Azure Power

Ecoppia (TASE: ECPA), the pioneer and world leader in robotic solutions for photovoltaic solar, announced today yet another significant project of 450MW signed in October with Azure Power, the renowned solar energy player. The project is now reaching advanced stages, scheduled to go live at the beginning of Q1 2021.
Read more >

In the News

Proud to be recognized as innovative technology leader making
a remarkable impact on the solar industry and the environment

Ecoppia to deploy 2,000 robots at Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan – interview with CEO>
Ecoppia to deploy cloud-based robotic cleaners for over 400 MWp Fortum projects>
Automation in solar sector: when robots form the clean-up crew>
Robots find a job in the emerging world of solar energy>
How to Clean All Those Solar Panels? Get Robots to Do It>
Ecoppia is one of the 10 most innovative robotics companies to watch>
Ecoppia expands robotic cleaning footprint>
Ecoppia’s cloud based and smart technology>
Real-time and forecasted weather intelligence integrated into Ecoppia>
NTPC Dadri installs robotic dry cleaning system for solar PV plant>
Zeroing in on Renewable Energy Technology>
Utility Solar’s New Cleaning Paradigm>

Filmed materials

A video is worth a thousand words
Case study: Engie's 190 MW site in Rajasthan, India
Ecoppia T4 for Single Axis Trackers sites
Ecoppia E4 robotic solution for solar sites with fixed tilt
The water / electricity nexus in the solar industry

Articles

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy asks developers to use robotics for efficient use of water in solar projects

6 June, 2019
MNRE has issued a letter recommending efficient utilization of water for cleaning utility-scale solar projects.
Read More >

Effects of soiling on PV modules in the Atacama Desert, Chile

17 September, 2018
Soiling by dry deposition affects the power output of PV modules, especially under dry and arid condition such as in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
Read More >

The science of soil

13 January, 2018
Soiling and solar: No two solar plants are ever the same, and the conditions that can impact energy yield can literally change with the wind. Soiled solar modules had long been considered a minor nuisance for the sector, but as understanding of how soiling affects output improves, so have techniques and technologies to tackle the persistent problem of dirty modules
Read More >

Power loss due to soiling on solar panel: A review

1 June, 2016
The environment is one of the contributing parameters which directly affect the PV performance. The authors review and evaluate key contributions to the understanding, performance effects, and mitigation of power loss due to soiling on a solar panel
Read More >

India’s solar dream: does the country have enough water?

10 March, 2015
Water constraints could hamper India’s solar development plans, particularly since the locations identified for large-scale solar PV parks are in water scarce regions
Read More >

India to face more droughts during 2020-2049: study

18 June, 2014
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
Read More >

Measuring Soiling Losses at Utility-scale PV Power Plants.

1 June, 2014
Soiling monitoring data are indicative of actual power plant performance. We study soiling levels and rates alongside PV plant performance and demonstrate that soiling loss measurements correlate with actual power plant performance
Read More >

Is Anything Stopping a Truly Massive Build-Out of Desert Solar Power?

1 July, 2013
Dust is not transparent, so even just one gram of dust per square meter of solar panel area can reduce efficiency by around 40 percent
Read More >

American West Becoming Increasingly Dusty

12 June, 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
Read More >

Impacts of Soiling on Utility-Scale PV System Performance

6 May, 2013
In the absence of significant rain events or regular cleaning, production losses due to soiling, also known as soiling losses, increase
Read More >