Automated Cleaning

Factoring in some panel performance loss has become an acceptable part of utility scale solar systems. It shouldn’t be.

 

While regular maintenance for inverters, wiring and other components ensure high plant availability, cost-effective cleanings for solar panels ensure the best energy output for systems. This is especially true at sites with high soiling seen in deserts and agricultural areas.

 

SPOT ­– the first, cost-effective robotic cleaning solution – provides simple and automated solar hygiene to prevent double-digit performance loss due to soiling. 

 

SPOT is programmable to wash panels daily, weekly or at any interval and can be activated from a computer, tablet or smart phone.

 

SPOT can also be used to manage overgrown vegetation. Through equipping SPOT with customized shears, SPOT can trim vegetation that can cast shadows on panels.

 

Accelerate Power Delivered

Alion Energy’s robotic installation technology and construction industry best practices can build local, utility scale solar plants twice as fast and with less than half the labor.

Maximize Energy Yield

Automated cleaning solutions, established installation techniques and proven construction materials improve energy yield and protect against performance loss.

Lowest Solar LCOE

Alion Energy builds local, utility scale projects faster and for lower cost, while producing more energy yield than standard fixed-tilt projects. Generate higher returns with the lowest cost of power in the industry.