Airtouch Solar signs $3.2 million cleaning robot contract with Amplus
Airtouch Solar, an Israeli company that specializes in water-free robotic cleaning solutions, announced this week that it has signed a $3.2 million contract with Amplus Solar, a distributed energy division of Malaysia’s Petronas Group.
Airtouch will provide and install robotic dry-cleaning systems for PV panels in Amplus’ 300 MW tracker-based solar project in Rajasthan. Furthermore, Airtouch will provide comprehensive AMC services for the robots for 25 years.
The PV cleaning system installation is scheduled to be finished by December of this year.
Sharad Pungalia, managing director and CEO of Amplus Solar said, “We have planned 100% robotic cleaning for our upcoming project in Rajasthan; this endeavor is expected to reduce water consumption by approx. 50 million liters per annum.”
At Amplus Solar’s tracker-based 300 MW PV project in Rajasthan, Airtouch’s robotic PV panel cleaning is expected to increase power generation by up to 1.2%.
Tal Laufer, CEO of Airtouch Solar Group, said, “The collaboration with Amplus Solar has the potential to expand in India and abroad. This transaction shall strengthen Airtouch’s solutions for trackers fields.”
According to Nimish Jain, CEO of Airtouch Solar India, this is the company’s first agreement with Amplus. This is Amplus’s first tracker-based utility-scale solar project with cleaning robots.
Airtouch Solar is headquartered in Israel and has two manufacturing facilities in Israel and India. The company has signed agreements for cleaning robots for over 4.4 GW of PV plants and has already completed product deployment for approximately 2.8 GW.
Amplus Solar provides commercial and industrial customers with clean energy solutions by establishing on-site solar projects (rooftop and ground-mounted) and off-site solar farms. It owns and manages over 1.4 GW of distributed solar assets and serves 350+ Indian and multinational corporations. Amplus has also expanded into new markets such as battery storage, residential solar, and logistics solutions based on electric vehicles.
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