Robot opens the door to improved solar energy opportunities

Cleaning solar panels has long been a manual task but thanks to a new technology developed at Saudi Aramco, a robotic solution cleans the panels and help avoid a 40% reduction in efficiency of the energy collecting solar panels.

Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Center (R&DC) of Technology Oversight and Coordination (TOC) has produced a low-cost, competitive technology - using in-house developers - to mitigate the impact of dust on solar panels.

The Intelligent Systems Team, in collaboration with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, anticipate that their technologies will be commercially available in 2017.  

Cleaning solar panels has long been a manual task but thanks to a new technology developed at Saudi Aramco, a robotic solution cleans the panels and help avoid a 40% reduction in efficiency of the energy collecting solar panels.

Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Center (R&DC) of Technology Oversight and Coordination (TOC) has produced a low-cost, competitive technology - using in-house developers - to mitigate the impact of dust on solar panels.

The Intelligent Systems Team, in collaboration with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, anticipate that their technologies will be commercially available in 2017.  

Cleaning solar panels has long been a manual task but thanks to a new technology developed at Saudi Aramco, a robotic solution cleans the panels and help avoid a 40% reduction in efficiency of the energy collecting solar panels.

Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Center (R&DC) of Technology Oversight and Coordination (TOC) has produced a low-cost, competitive technology - using in-house developers - to mitigate the impact of dust on solar panels.

The Intelligent Systems Team, in collaboration with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, anticipate that their technologies will be commercially available in 2017.