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Ecoppia’s robotic cleaning solutions deployed on BenBan Solar Park

The 1,6GW BenBan Solar plant is spread across 40km. It’s expansive footprint means its more laborious to clean in a desert’s harsh climatic conditions

Robotic cleaning solutions company, Ecoppia, has signed an agreement with an international energy company for the deployment of its technology on the BenBan Solar Park, Egypt, one of the worlds’ largest solar parks. 

The Israeli based company announced that it’s the light weighted “Ecoppia T4” solution, designed especially for Single Axis trackers, will be used for the BenBan contract.

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.

Ecoppia’s robotic solutions have cleaned nearly 10 million solar panels every night in harsh climatic conditions, spreading across roughly 2,500MW of installations globally. The technology is not only effective at cleaning solar systems, it’s also proven to be fully safe and reliable on all module types, including glass on glass and bifacial.

Ecoppia’s robotic solutions are completely autonomous, water-free and energy independent, this allows site owners to enjoy the benefits of a year-round peak performance while lowering their O&M expenses and overall, their LCOE.

“We are excited to take part in the sustainability revolution in the Middle East” said Jean Scemama, CEO of Ecoppia. “As leaders in robotic cleaning solutions for solar, entering a new country is a great milestone in the company’s growth, especially when the project is in one of the largest and most significant solar parks in the world” he added.

“Our unparalleled experience in the region, operating in the Middle East since early 2014, enables us to deliver great value to such projects, as we see more and more energy companies advancing towards full automation of their O&M activities” he concluded.

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