Ecoppia Secures First Project in Egypt, the 1.65 GW BenBan Solar Park

Ecoppia, a leader in robotic solutions for PV solar, has won a new project in one of the worlds’ largest solar parks in BenBan, Egypt

Ecoppia in BenBan Solar

Ecoppia, a leader in robotic solutions for photovoltaic solar, has announced a new project win in one of the worlds’ largest solar parks in BenBan, Egypt. The 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.

The firm claims that its robotic solutions were proven to be extremely effective, cleaning nearly 10 million solar panels every night in harsh climatic conditions, spreading across roughly 2,500 MW of installations globally. Not only effective, the robots were also proven to be fully safe and reliable on all module types, including glass on glass and bifacial.

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

The project in BenBan will feature the light weighted Ecoppia T4 solution, designed especially for Single Axis trackers. Yet another vote of confidence in Ecoppia by a leading multinational energy company, following the long-term engagements already in place with market leaders such as Engie, EDF, First Solar, Fortum, ReNew Power, Azure Power and others.

“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. 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.”

With over 16 GW of signed agreements, Ecoppia is a pioneer and world leader in robotic solutions for photovoltaic solar. Its cloud-based, water-free, autonomous robotic systems remove dust from solar panels on a daily basis leveraging sophisticated technology and advanced Business Intelligence capabilities. Remotely managed and controlled, the Ecoppia platform allows solar sites to maintain peak performance with minimal costs and human intervention.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com 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 iamrenew.com.

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