Ecoppia to Supply Cleaning Robots to Actis Solar Plant in Andhra Pradesh

Highlights :

  • Ecoppia robots will be deployed at Actis-owned Sprng Energy’s Ananthapuram solar project in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Actis had initially engaged with Ecoppia back in 2017, installing the fully autonomous robots at 4 different solar sites of its platform-‘Ostro Energy’.

Israel-based Ecoppia, which provides robotic cleaning solutions for photovoltaic solar, has announced another project of 150MW with Sprng Energy, a company owned by investment platform Actis.

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Ecoppia robots will be deployed at Sprng Solar’s Ananthapuram project in Andhra Pradesh in Q2 2022. Actis had initially engaged with Ecoppia back in 2017, installing the fully autonomous robots at 4 different solar sites of its platform-‘Ostro Energy’. “Since then, in the last 5 years, Ecoppia’s unparalleled product performance has ensured that all subsequent Greenfield solar projects developed by Actis platforms in India, has Ecoppia as their exclusive robotic cleaning solution provider,” says the company.

Sprng Energy is a renewable energy platform set up in India by Actis – a private equity fund manager that invests exclusively in the world’s growth markets, with a total commitment of US$450mn of equity from Actis Energy Fund 4 to set up c.2.5GW of renewable energy capacity. Till date, the company has a cumulative contracted capacity of 2680.5MWp, out of which solar forms 2182.98MWp and wind 497.5MW. Further, 1633.98MWp of solar and 497.5MW of wind stands operational.

Ecoppia claims that its cloud-based, water-free, autonomous robotic solutions remove soil from solar panels daily, leveraging sophisticated technology and advanced Business Intelligence capabilities. Remotely managed and controlled, the Ecoppia platform aims to allow solar sites to maintain peak performance with minimal costs and human intervention.

Ecoppia’s proprietary algorithms and robotic solutions seek to make day-to-day O&M at solar sites safer, more efficient and more reliable. Publicly held and backed by prominent international investment funds, Ecoppia works with the largest energy companies across the globe, cleaning millions of solar panels every day, claims the company. For almost a decade, Ecoppia has been operating in the solar market with over 3GW of projects in 4 different continents.

“We are honored to be chosen once again by our valued partner Actis” said Jean Scemama, CEO of Ecoppia. “As market leaders, we take upon ourselves the responsibility to our clients and shareholders to maintain the highest standards, constantly raising the bar higher towards excellency. Ecoppia’s versatile solution portfolio will continue to provide worldwide energy
players the key for scalability, sustainability and attractive ROI,” he concluded.

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