Unleashing the potential of innovation, Aplos Ventures Private Limited, a prominent player in the renewable energy sector, unveils “ease-i,” a cutting-edge robotic cleaning equipment crafted to redefine PV projects. With a strong emphasis on reducing cleaning costs, maximizing energy generation, and optimizing plant efficiency, ease-i emerges as the pioneering solution in the solar industry.
Aplos Ventures: Pioneering a Green Future
Established in 2021, Aplos Ventures is spearheading the development of advanced robotic cleaning solutions for PV projects. Backed by Eversource Capital, a cleantech arm of the multi-billion-dollar private equity firm Everstone, Aplos Ventures aims to provide cost-effective and reliable cleaning solutions. Headquartered in Mumbai, the company boasts a team of experts in renewable energy, relentlessly working on innovative products to shape a sustainable future.
Meet ease-i: Redefining Solar PV Cleaning
At the heart of Aplos Ventures’ groundbreaking offerings stands ease-i, new-age robotic cleaning equipment that ushers in a new era of PV project maintenance. This cutting-edge robot presents an array of features that set it apart as a transformative force in the industry.
Lowest Total Cost of Cleaning: By streamlining cleaning processes and maximizing efficiency, ease-i significantly reduces the overall cost of cleaning PV projects, resulting in considerable savings.
Suitable for All Types of Mounting Structures: ease-i’s versatile design allows it to adapt to various mounting structures, making it compatible with fixed tilt as well as single-axis tracker setups.
Accommodates Higher Construction Tolerances: With its advanced technology, ease-i can accommodate higher construction tolerances, ensuring seamless performance even in less ideal conditions.
Low Maintenance: The robot’s robust construction and advanced engineering result in minimal maintenance requirements, minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity.
Advanced Data Analytics Platform: ease-i comes equipped with a state-of-the-art data analytics platform, providing robot health monitoring, predictive maintenance and overall performance characteristics of robots in the plant.
A Diverse Range of Offerings
ease-i caters to a wide range of PV projects with its diverse product offerings:
For Fixed Tilt (2,3-in-Portrait, 3,4-in-Landscape):
- ease-i A200 (Fully Autonomous Cleaning Robot)
- ease-i SA200 (Semi-autonomous Cleaning Robot)
- ease-ly A200 (Mobile Docking Station (MDS))
For Single Axis Tracker (1,2-in-Portrait, 2,3,4-in-Landscape):
- ease-i A100 (Fully Autonomous Cleaning Robot)
- ease-i SA100 (Semi-autonomous Cleaning Robot)
- ease-i A100N (Fully Autonomous Cleaning Robot) for NEXTracker
- ease-ly A100 (Mobile Docking Station (MDS))
Powered by Rigorous Testing and Uncompromising Performance
Before its launch, ease-i underwent accelerated testing at UL lab, with 10,000 cycles completed, equivalent to 30 years of operation. Impressively, the robot demonstrated outstanding performance in soiling tests and reliability testing, ensuring its durability and longevity in diverse environmental conditions.
Leading the Way: Real-World Implementations
Aplos Ventures achieved successful ease-i commissioning in numerous PV projects throughout India, highlighting its reliability and effectiveness. The cumulative deployment reached approximately 150 MWp, demonstrating its significant impact on the solar industry.
Aplos Ventures continues its steadfast dedication to driving India’s energy transition growth with upcoming projects.
A Visionary Future
Aplos Ventures’ ease-i signifies a revolutionary leap in the solar PV cleaning domain. With its advanced technology, unparalleled efficiency, and remarkable real-world implementations, ease-i holds the promise of reshaping the solar industry, making it more sustainable, cost-effective, and future-ready. As the renewable energy sector seeks new horizons, ease-i emerges as the vanguard of progress, propelling India towards a greener and more sustainable future.