Suntech Power Certifies Ecoppia's Innovative Water-Free Solar Array Cleaning
Already commercially deployed on Suntech panels, Ecoppia's automatic solar
array cleaning solution brings solar power generation closer to grid parity.
HERZELIYA, Israel, March 11, 2014
HERZELIYA, Israel, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Ecoppia, an innovative developer of autonomous water-free photovoltaic solar
panel cleaning solution, announced today that Suntech Power, a leading
manufacturer of photovoltaic solar panels, has certified Ecoppia's solution
for use on Suntech solar panels.
Ecoppia's solution cost-effectively keeps photovoltaic panels at peak
performance, even in the toughest desert conditions. This maximizes solar park
energy output, and optimize the LCOE - without the expense and negative
ecological impact of existing manual and water-based cleaning solutions.
Pragmatic, efficient and energy-independent Ecoppia cleaning robots uses a
unique water-free technology to remove 99% of dust, keeping panels at optimal
production 24/7/365. Leveraging a robust control unit and sensors that drive
the robotic system along each solar panel row, Ecoppia solution is rapidly
deployed and easily remotely managed, monitored and controlled.
Suntech's certification confirms that Ecoppia's solution has negligible impact
on the company's solar panels, clearing the way for the system to be installed
on Suntech panel arrays worldwide.
"The certification from Suntech, one of world's leading PV panel
manufacturers, is a key validation of Ecoppia's core technology," said Eran
Meller, CEO of Ecoppia. "Suntech has confirmed that the benefits of our
solution - markedly enhanced solar park output and lower operating expenses -
come with zero impact on solar panel efficacy or longevity," he concluded.
Ecoppia is dedicated to bringing utility-grade solar energy production closer
to grid parity by increasing output and lowering production overhead costs.
The company's autonomous, water-free, field-proven solar array cleaning
solution cost-effectively keeps photovoltaic panels at peak performance, even
in the toughest desert conditions. Privately-held, Ecoppia is backed by
prominent and experienced major international investment funds and led by
energy and robotics experts, with broad and multidisciplinary experience and
proven records of success in operations, management, engineering and product
development. For more information about Ecoppia please visit
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) produces industry-leading solar
products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications.
With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland, and the United States, and
gigawatt-scale manufacturing worldwide, Suntech has delivered more than
20,000,000 photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more than 80
countries. Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that
are driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech's mission is to
provide everyone with reliable access to nature's cleanest and most abundant
energy source. For more information about Suntech's people and products,
please visit http://www.suntech-power.com.
Anat Cohen Segev
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