Ecoppia Robotic Cleaning Solution for 427 MW of Fortum’s Solar Plants in India

Ecoppia Robotic Cleaning Solution for 427 MW of Fortum’s Solar Plants in India

Ecoppia has been chosen by Fortum, to deploy its robotic solar panel cleaning solution for different projects in India, totalling 427 MW production capacity


Ecoppia, a leading developer of fully autonomous, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, has announced that it has been chosen by Fortum, to deploy its field-proven platform across different projects in India, totalling 427 MW of production capacity.

UK Climate Investments (UKCI), a Macquarie subsidiary, and Elite Alfred Berg (EAB) who are stakeholders for 230 MW of Fortum’s operating asset share the same vision to drive towards the sustainable operation of solar business.

To reshape the global energy ecosystem and improve resource efficiency with smart solutions, the firm was chosen to equip the Fortum developed projects in the Pavagada and Bhadla solar parks with its connected and environmentally friendly E4 solution. Ecoppia is already well-known and massively operational in the Indian subcontinent, deployed over nearly 2 GW in production capacity in that region alone, and boasting over 7 GW in secured projects globally.

“As we drive the change towards a cleaner world, the Ecoppia water-free solutions are a perfect fit with our strategy,” said Sanjay Aggarwal, managing director India in Fortum.

“Now, we will be able to provide clean energy without exhausting water resources – ensuring solar energy production is both cost-effective and truly environment-friendly. This is a natural next step towards sustainable & clean development, a joint vision shared with our partners UKCI & EAB,” he concluded.

Ecoppia’s robust E4 robot for fixed-tilt solar installations supports both framed and frameless panels add no load to the panel surface and have been proven to be fully safe on both panels and Anti Reflective Coating (ARC). Certified by the leading US module maker First Solar – the E4 will clean both crystalline modules and frameless modules in Fortum’s sites.

“It’s a great honor to extend our successful collaboration with Fortum to additional projects,” noted Eran Meller, CEO of Ecoppia. “We see Fortum as a true and visionary partner in advancing the solar industry towards full automation and lower, viable LCOE,” he added.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for