Mortenson has partnered with Italian producer Orteco to develop robotic tools that may speed up the development of photo voltaic PV vegetation.
US-based engineering, procurement and development (EPC) supplier Mortenson stated the brand new autonomous pile distribution system can decrease the price of new photo voltaic installations whereas permitting staff to be redirected to different duties.
Able to holding as much as 100 metal piles, the GPS-enabled system can function autonomously to place piles throughout utility-scale photo voltaic websites throughout development.
Mortenson additionally makes use of semi-automated pile driving expertise in photo voltaic challenge development, a course of that requires roughly 50% of the workforce in comparison with conventional pile driving strategies, in accordance with the corporate.
“When used collectively, the autonomous pile distribution system and semi-automated pile driving machines assist scale back value and threat of accidents, free much-needed staff for different essential development duties and reduce the general time of delivering photo voltaic installations,” Mortenson stated in a press launch.
Each the autonomous pile distribution system and semi-automated pile driving machine are in use on present Mortenson PV initiatives within the US.
Final 12 months power firm AES Company launched a synthetic intelligence-enabled robotic to help staff on PV challenge development websites by performing the heavy lifting, putting and attachment of photo voltaic modules.
Dubbed Atlas, the robotic’s synthetic intelligence permits it to be skilled on totally different photo voltaic construction and panel mixtures, in accordance with AES, which detailed the event of the robotic in a characteristic article right here.