Ecoppia, 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.
With this deployment, Ecoppia has reached another significant millstone, servicing
more than 2,700 MW of deployed projects globally. Ecoppia anticipates that this
growth trajectory will continue as the adoption of solar energy expands in the
United States and around the world.
The AES site in California will feature the light weight Ecoppia T4 solution, designed
especially for Single Axis trackers. The completely autonomous T4 robots operate
nightly, cleaning large-scale solar arrays without the use of water, human
operators, or electricity – the robots are solar powered.
The environmentally friendly robots keep solar modules clean and functioning at
peak productivity while saving millions of gallons of water, providing a truly
sustainable approach to the operation and maintenance of solar modules.
“Innovation is a core competitive advantage for AES as we play a leading role in the
growing solar market in the United States” said Leo Moreno, President of AES Clean
Energy. “By employing Ecoppia’s leading-edge robotic technology, AES will ensure
year-round peak performance of our solar sites. We are confident Ecoppia’s
solutions will further increase our competitiveness and bottom line.”
“We are pleased and honored to have been chosen by a solar power giant like AES,”
said Jean Scemama, CEO of Ecoppia. “This is an important milestone in our
expansion to the Americas after eight years of operation mainly in the Middle East
and India. The installation of our next joint project with AES in Chile is already