Renew Power has signed a $7.6 million deal with Israel-based Airtouch Solar for deploying water-free robotic cleaning systems at three of its upcoming solar power plants in Rajasthan.
The robotic cleaning systems will be provided by Airtouch’s production plant in Israel and the company’s manufacturing plant in India that is currently being established, a statement by Airtouch said.
Airtouch, develops, manufactures, markets, and provides robotic cleaning solutions for photovoltaic (PV) panels used in the solar energy market. The company is actively selling its products in Israel and India.
For ReNew Power’s three of the solar photovoltaic units in Rajasthan to be commissioned by early 2022, the contract includes the supply, setting up, testing, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of Airtouch robotic cleaning systems for 25 years.
“The adoption of robotic waterless cleaning systems for solar panels, by ReNew Power, will not only help in conserving water, but will also bring greater efficiency in the cleaning of solar panels,” Sanjay Varghese, president, solar, at ReNew Power said.
Meanwhile, according to another senior official of the company as one of India’s leading renewable energy companies, ReNew is committed to tackling climate change by identifying, assessing and managing climate-related risks and opportunities. To that end, the company plans to invest $9 billion in the wind and solar projects through 2025.
ReNew has also recently, along with other renewable energy developers Adani Group, Greenko, and JSW Energy has lined up massive investments for solar, wind, and hybrid energy projects in Rajasthan, which is looking at lead RE generation in India with cumulative ₹2.75-lakh crore investments.