US engineering, procurement, and building contractor SOLV Vitality has invested in autonomous robotics firm Swap Robotics.
As a part of a joint settlement, the businesses will collaborate on new robotics use circumstances on utility-scale photo voltaic PV websites throughout the US and speed up the event of recent know-how.
PV Tech sought clarification from SOLV Vitality concerning the quantity of the funding however the firm didn’t disclose further particulars.
Swap Robotics know-how supplies 100% electrical vegetation administration providers designed for photo voltaic PV services throughout the utility-scale market.
Earlier than the robots map out the world, Swap staff pre-map every web site to ensure that the robots – designed to work by way of variable terrain and minimize by way of thick grass and woody vegetation – to run autonomously with distant oversight.
The autonomous know-how helps cut back upkeep prices whereas growing efficiency, based on SOLV.
“The photo voltaic trade is gearing up for big funding ensuing from the passage of the Inflation Discount Act. Driving the event of progressive know-how is crucial to optimising our capabilities and making ready our workforce for the inflow of recent initiatives in a rising variety of states,” stated George Hershman, CEO of SOLV Vitality.
As an operations and upkeep supplier, SOLV Vitality – which was acquired by non-public fairness agency American Securities in September 2021 – has greater than 10GW of photo voltaic PV beneath administration in 26 US states.