Ecoppia Strengthens Water-Free Solar Panel Cleaning with Advanced Data

ecoppia-logoReal-time and forecasted weather information from the Weather Channel regarding precipitation, cloudiness and air quality is now integrated into the Ecoppia E4 control system enabling more efficient plant operations and higher energy output.

Ecoppia, a developer of robotic, water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, announced the launch of the advanced control system – which helps site managers make better-informed decisions on cleaning schedules – Feb. 10.

“Our team performed various tests with the top weather information providers in the world, and incorporated the intelligence that will best support our customers and enhance the value of our E4 solution,” said Eran Meller, CEO of Ecoppia. “The integration of forecasted and real-time weather conditions into the E4 control system strengthens Ecoppia’s leadership position in the solar PV cleaning sector and puts us one step closer to leaving inefficient, low-tech options behind for good.”

Data from The Weather Channel is now fully integrated into Ecoppia’s web-based monitoring and management dashboard, allowing customers to access current weather conditions and forecasts for a given site and schedule cleanings.

Because the data is built into E4’s master control, the system can automatically retract any cleaning robots in the field during severe weather events.

Ecoppia’s E4 technology cost-effectively removes 99 percent of dust from solar panels to maintain maximum production levels and accelerate return on investment. Each robotic E4 unit is self-charging, self-cleaning and can be monitored and controlled remotely to mitigate the need for on-site maintenance.

Customers also have the option to receive severe weather alerts via SMS, along with scheduling recommendations.

— Solar Builder magazine







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