NTPC installs robotic dry cleaning system for solar PV plant


NTPC Dadri has installed Robotic Dry Cleaning System (RDCS) for the solar panels at its solar PV plant in Dadri. This is a first of its kind in India which uses robotic method of cleaning solar panels said D K Sood, regional executive director NTPC Dadri, Badarpur and Faridabad (DBF).

Built at a cost of Rs 76 lakhs, the design of RDCS is from an Israel based company – Ecoppia. Most of RDCS parts are manufactured in Chennai and other parts India.

Sood who inaugurated the RDCS on Thursday maintained that “apart from being first of its kind in India, RDCS is wireless operated, self-powered, energy independent and self-cleaned as no man power is required to clean the solar panels because robo operation with seasonal tilt is used for the same,” said Sood.