Keeping the Ketura Sun Solar Park (Israel, over 8-hectares, producing 9 million kilowatt hours per year) clean was a tedious task to be polite. It would take up to five days to clean the panels manually and it was hard work that often put cleaners at risk. But cleaning was important, otherwise the dust deposition would reduce the plant output by as much as 35%.
That’s when the plant operators found Ecoppia’s cleaning robots. And the best part? they don’t consume water. Cost effective and efficient E4 cleaning robots use a soft microfiber and air flow cleaning system to remove 99% of dust daily, applying zero load on the panel surface, keeping panels at optimal production 24-7. Utilizing a robust control unit and sensors that drive the robotic system along each solar panel row, E4 is fully remotely managed, monitored and controlled.
Nearly 100 centrally-controlled E4 robots clean the entire field every night, ensuring maximum production efficiency. They clean 54 square feet in 30 seconds, and needless to say, Ketura is thrilled with their performance to date.
Watch them in action in the video below.