France’s AX Photo voltaic Robotic has unveiled two battery-free, hydraulic-powered cleansing options for ground-mounted PV vegetation. Additionally it is distributing a modular battery-powered answer appropriate for rooftop installations.
AX Photo voltaic Robotic, a French PV cleansing specialist, is providing two new hydraulic-powered options for ground-mounted photo voltaic installations.
“The expertise behind them is 100% mechanical and hydraulic. You need to pressurize the water with a pump, which permits our prospects to remain in operation all day lengthy with out interchanging the batteries, as it’s a must to do with the opposite robotic options supplied available on the market,” Grégoire Demeestere, answerable for growth at AX Photo voltaic Robotic, informed pv journal. “As a result of it’s a 100% mechanical answer, the upkeep and assist are clearly facilitated.”
The WetSlider, which was first launched at Intersolar Europe in October 2021, is a 1P tracker devoted cleaner. With a tilt capability of +/- 50 levels, the corporate claims there isn’t a have to interrupt the monitoring throughout cleansing. Its traction wheels may be manually adjusted to the precise dimension of the photo voltaic modules’ frames, becoming modules with whole peak from 1.570 mm to 2,130 mm.
The robotic measures 2,610 mm x 725 mm x 335 mm for a 2150 mm brush, and weighs in at 51 kg. Its hydraulic motor works at a minimal 60 bar stress and consumes 0.25 liters of water per sq. meter at a normal cleansing velocity of 18.85 meters per minute.
“An environment friendly cleansing may be offered on rows as much as 450 m size, and with two robots working in parallel on the identical pump,” the corporate stated. “This represents a cleansing capability of as much as 3 MW per day, with no battery limitation, permitting around-the-clock operations.”
The WetSlider XL completes the providing vary of the corporate, because it permits for the cleansing of tables with lengths of as much as 6.5 meters. Its patent-pending structure brings a vertical translation functionality for the comb system alongside the tables. The product shall be obtainable available in the market by the top of 2022, in accordance with the corporate.
“This answer brings extra flexibility due to a novel double adaptation,” stated Demeestere. “You’ll be able to adapt the robotic to the scale of the panel, and you may adapt a second sliding body to the scale of the desk. So, one single instrument can be utilized to serve a number of PV operations with the identical brush measurement, whereas avoiding terrain degradation and simplifying he logistics issues in comparison with vehicle-mounted methods.”
Each variations of the robotic are manufactured by the corporate in Lille, France, and are distributed all through the world. AX Photo voltaic Robotic can be the only distributor in France of the brand new hyCLEANER solarROBOT, which was developed by Germany’s TG hyLIFT. The battery-powered modular cleansing answer comes with an auto-drive operate and a steering help system. It’s appropriate for rooftop, carport, floor mounted, and floating installations.
The robotic measures 575 mm x 685 mm x 270 mm. It may be used on slopes of 0 levels to 45 levels. The answer has a cleansing capability of 1.100 sq. meters per hour to 2.400 sq. meters per hour, and is powered by a 36 V ion battery, to a most of 42 V.