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Autonomous cleaning robot for large scale photovoltaic power plants in Europe resulting in 5% cost reduction of electricity

Objectif

The PV-Servitor project focuses on concepts for a fully autonomous cleaning robot for ground mounted large scale photovoltaic power plants consisting of several 100 kW units. The PV-Servitor shall be able to automatically clean glass surfaces of solar modules in several areas of up to 2,500 square meters in an unrestricted way. Its application will increase the electricity output of the PV plant by 8% at a service cost of only 3%, thus resulting in a 5% user-benefit by cost reduction of the electricity yield. Europe's largest PV distributor and Europe's largest PV module manufacturer, as well as other important players active in the main European PV markets such as Germany and Spain, strongly support this SME project as potential end-users and grant access to their large scale PV power plants. This end-user involvement will also guarantee the SME's a rapid market success after the completion of the PV-servitor project. Tasks for research are lightweight construction, automated cleaning of glass surfaces, the synchronisation of technical and economical lifecycles, sustainable outdoor mobility including the challenge to replace rechargeable batteries with a long life energy supply system, unrestricted navigation and cognitive vision systems for pollution detection and cell inspection.

Appel à propositions

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Régime de financement

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinateur

MANU SYSTEMS AG
Adresse
Brunnstrasse 25
93053 Regensburg
Allemagne

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Marco Reichel (Mr.)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 778 614

Participants (12)

ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL
Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 141 488
Adresse
Carrer De Barcelona, 3-a. P.i. Fuente Del Jarro
46988 Paterna

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Rafael López (Mr.)
THE SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 243 322
Adresse
Unit 31 Spectrum House 32-34 Gordon House Road
NW5 1LP London

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Rich Walker (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 9 811
Adresse
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Claus Risager (Dr.)
OSTBAYERISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE REGENSBURG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 16 359
Adresse
Prufeninger Strasse 58
93049 Regensburg

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Gareth Monkman (Prof.)
PROFACTOR GMBH
Autriche
Contribution de l’UE
€ 15 789
Adresse
Im Stadtgut D1
4407 Steyr Gleink

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Type d’activité
Other
Contact administratif
Andrea Möslinger (Ms.)
BERNER FACHHOCHSCHULE
Suisse
Adresse
Falkenplatz 24
3012 Bern

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Heinrich Haeberlin (Prof.)
IBC SOLAR AG
Allemagne
Adresse
Am Hochgericht 10
96231 Bad Staffelstein

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Reinhard Ling (Mr.)
CONERGY SERVICES GMBH
Allemagne
Adresse
Anckelmannsplatz 1
20537 Hamburg

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Jan Hofferbert (Mr.)
SOLON SE
Allemagne
Adresse
Am Studio 16
12489 Berlin

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Olaf Griebenow (Dr.)
ILIOTEC SOLAR GMBH
Allemagne
Adresse
An Der Irler Hoehe 3a
93055 Regensburg

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Stefan Dobler (Mr.)
JUWI SOLAR GMBH
Allemagne
Adresse
Energie Allee 1
55286 Woerrstadt

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Achim Jung (Mr.)
SOLARPARC AG
Allemagne
Adresse
Poppelsdorfer Allee 64
53115 Bonn

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif