MULR1650-3 G Automatic Solar Panel Cleaning Robot for Length 1650mm3 Solar Panel
This solar panel cleaning robot is specially designed for cleaning solar panels. Compared with manual cleaning and cleaning brushes, the cleaning robot has a higher cleaning efficiency and is more convenient to use.
Product Details The second generation cleaning robot has more advantages than the robots on the market in terms of performance, product design, intelligent control, etc., such as portability, long life, intelligent APP controller, and easy to disassemble, install, adjust and maintain brushes.
Product Features 1. Excellent performance: lithium battery, brushless motor, durable. 2. Automatic operation: automatic start and stop, automatic return, adaptive. 3. Light weight: no more than 40kg, easy to handle. 4. Long range: 800M. 5. Efficient cleaning: special brush, cleaner, single machine can clean 1.2MWp per day. 6. High cost performance: low cost, fast return. 7. Modular design: widely applicable to a variety of array layout, easy to install. 8. The system is equipped with water cleaning into two modes of anhydrous cleaning. 9. Own power supply system: self-charging, convenient and efficient, solar power charging, independent power supply, battery life of 6-8 hours.
Intelligent control: Mini APP control by mobile, automatic cleaning time and cleaning mode can be set
Solar power system: self-charging-comes with a solar power system, convenient and efficient, can last 8-10 hours
1min disassembly and assembly of brushes: applicable to various arrangement arrays and various power stations.
1min disassembly and assembly of brushes: applicable to various arrangement arrays and various power stations.
When the brush wears out, the cleaning ability decreases. You can adjust the brush downward to increase the cleaning ability
Lightweight equipment ≈23 kg,The whole machine is about 30kg, which is more than 30% lighter than similar products, and it is convenient to carry.
Vertical, three rows, solar photovoltaic panels （1650 wide as array 990）3 before cleaning the solar panel，It is recommended to install ： Robot parking and Bridge device ，
Product advantages and product performance comparison The second generation cleaning robot has more advantages than the robots on the market in terms of performance, product design, intelligent control, etc., such as portability, long life, intelligent APP controller, and easy to disassemble, install, adjust and maintain brushes.
Solar panel cleaning robot Data parameter
Optional Configuration The bridge device Water washing device The wireless remote controller/Mini APP of Wechat
Warranty The solar panel cleaning robot has a 2-year limited product warranty. Can be customized according to customer needs (solar panel size)
Package Shipping Batteries have high requirements for transportation. For questions about sea transportation, air transportation and road transportation, please consult us.
Multifit Office-Our Company HQ located in Beijing, China and founded in 2009 Our factory located in 3/F,JieSi Bldg.,6 Keji West Road,Hi-Tech Zone,Shantou,Guangdong,China.
Come with MULTIFIT, to power a better world! Multifit is expert with ISO9001:2008 on manufacturing TUV, CE, SONCAP CCC solar products to over 60 coun-tires for 10 years, covering solar inverters, solar cleaning robots, solar street lights, ect.And, Multifit has experienced designing and installation teams on solar system, either off grid or on gr-ID. This ability can help us better support our customer’s capability to win new sales and do an excell-ent maintenance.
Q1: Are you a factory or trading company? A: We are a factory. Multifit Solar is an original design manufacturer of power inverter, the solar charge controller and solar panel cleaning robot and solar array box since 2009.Q2: How can I get some samples? A: We can provide you samples for quality checking. Kindly contact us for getting more discount and profitable project solutions. Q3: How do you ship the goods and how long does it take to arrive? A: We usually ship by DHL, UPS, FedEx or TNT. Airline and sea shipping also optional. Q4: Where is your loading port? A: Multifit have 2 factories in Beijing and Shantou City Guangdong. The loading port is TianJin/ Shanghai or Shenzhen/ Guangzhou for optional. Q5: How long is your factory delivery time? A: 3-7 days for sample order, 5-10 days for MOQ order,15-30 days for 20ft container. Q6: Is it OK to print my logo on the product? A: Yes. Please inform us formally before production and confirm the design firstly based on our sample Q7: Do you offer guarantee for the products? A: Yes, we offer 2-5 years warranty to our products.
Solar panel cleaning devices cut grime and save cash
Solar panels can produce power for well over 25 years, but they need a good wash once in a while to keep energy output high. Site owners can now take advantage of several devices that make this job simpler, ranging from autonomous robots to set-it-and-forget-it sprinkler systems.
SolarCleano is a German company that makes autonomous and semi-autonomous solar panel cleaning robots. The company’s main offering is the SolarCleano F1, a robot that’s attached to a hose and then controlled with a remote. It’s battery-powered and comes with the option to add a wireless, LED camera for night navigation. To transport it to and from jobsites, the F1 can be disassembled into four parts and carried by one person.
For ease of movement through a large ground-mount site, the F1 can be combined with SolarCleano’s T1 transporter, which moves the cleaning robot from one panel row to the next. The transporter is also operated using a remote and is capable of tilting to accommodate different racking orientations.
SolarCleano recently announced two autonomous, dry-cleaning machines that work well in arid regions. These robots are equipped with GPS and can be programmed to work day or night.
The hyCLEANER solarROBOT is an autonomous cleaning device that includes a lane-keeping system and speed control. After the solarROBOT is placed on a row of panels and attached to a hose, it drives along without falling thanks to a standard edge-detection system. That system is especially crucial for rooftop and carport installations. hyCLEANER also makes a similar but more economical cleaning robot that’s operated using a remote.
solarROBOT uses only water and brushes to clean panels, with no additional cleaning agents required. The company suggests a cleaning plan tailored to the specific site, with a general recommendation of three to four cleanings per year.
The Airtouch is a water-free cleaning device that uses an air blower and microfiber wipers to clean solar arrays. These robots are charged by a separate solar panel and connected to a proprietary Cloud-based system that allows for remote monitoring and management of the fleet.
Airtouch devices are autonomous and come in two different configurations to serve either fixed-tilt or single-axis tracker projects. For fixed-tilt projects, one Airtouch device serves each row, with a docking station at the end. For tracking projects, Airtouch makes a transport vehicle that runs autonomously on a track to operate up to six robots with a cleaning capacity of 100 to 150 tracking rows per day.
Airtouch systems are designed to clean panels once a day or once every two days. The frequency is mean to prevent dust buildup and avoid the need for a soap-and-water solution.
RST CleanTech offers a built-in solution to solar cleaning. The company’s NightWash product is similar to a permanent lawn-watering product — a hose system with sprinklers is clipped onto solar panels and can be deployed using an app.
NightWash uses low-pressure filtered water with no additional soap to clean the panels. The company says the non-scrubbing system keeps grime at bay due to the frequency of cleaning — it can be programmed to deploy in the middle of the night multiple times in one week, while other cleaning devices are sometimes used just once per quarter. The company says nighttime cleaning helps avoid thermal stress on the panels that could occur during daytime cleaning.
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Solar Panel Cleaning
When you choose Helios to carry out your professional solar panel cleaning, you will feel confident that your panels are being cleaned by the UK’s premier solar panel cleaning experts.
Helios use only the world’s finest equipment to clean your solar panels and take pride in using the industry’s market leading specialist solar panel cleaning robot, the SolarCleano.
The SolarCleano robot allows Helios to thoroughly clean up to 4,000 panels per day in a safe and efficient manner, which means that you will receive both market leading service levels and pricing when you choose Helios to carry out your solar panel cleaning.
After we clean your panels, Helios will provide you with a written report, including photographs, on the condition of your solar array within seven calendar days together with any observations and recommendations for the future cleaning and/or maintenance of your PV system.
The water that Helios use on your panels is fed by our temperature controlled purified water system that enables us to adapt the water temperature that we use on your panels to within 15° of the specific hourly temperature of your solar panels.
This is vitally important so that you do not invalidate the warranties on many brands of solar panels, which specify that cleaning should be carried out early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid thermal shock from the contraction of the glass or the framing of your panels when cold water is applied to them.
Thermal shock can cause your panels to crack, thereby invalidating warranties and creating additional health and safety risks.
During a recent study by Helios on panels that were at 67°C, with the ambient temperature of tap water at 18°C, cracking was evidenced whilst filming the test.
Check your current supplier’s cleaning report and their method statements to see if they have been cleaning your panels correctly. Or have they been invalidating your important warranties?
If your current solar panel cleaning provider does not provide this important service, call Helios today and discover the correct way of increasing the longevity of your solar system.
Solar Power To Propel Small But Mighty Water-Cleaning Robot
Solar power is sending robots off to duty on harbor clean-up and other environmental chores.
Fresh off its victory in the 2022 World Cup, the nation of Argentina is now gearing up to tackle the massive problem of plastic pollution in waterways around South America and the Caribbean. The country’s premier academic institution, La Plata National University, has teamed up with the company Recyclamar Pampa Argentina to deploy solar power on a self-propelled, water-cleaning robot.
Putting Robots To Work, With Solar Power
The new solar power project joins the waste management experts from Recyclamar Pampa with the University’s Institute for Research in Electronics, Control and Signal Processing, which took care of the autonomous control system, among other tasks.
Conferring autonomous operation on the robot was a complex engineering feat that involved tailor-made models, controls, and the application of algorithms for the on-board sensors.
The robot is designed to capture floating waste, including microplastic particles and hydrocarbons as well as plastic bottles and other floating debris. The device can also reach submerged floatables below the surface, to a depth of about 40 centimeters (a little over 15 inches).
The decision was made to FOCUS on surface and near-surface waters because that is where the bulk of floatable debris collects in rivers, lagoons, and ports.
A Solar-Powered Roomba In Every Port
Although the engineering was a complex task, the concept is a relatively simple one. It’s like a Roomba, but with solar power.
Dr. Juan Luis Rosendo of the Institute for Research in Electronics explains that “the operation is similar to a home robot vacuum cleaner, but with the difficulties involved in moving in a liquid medium and unstructured environments such as ports and rivers, where external disturbances are present and must be able to be compensated from the control of the robot.”
All else being equal, the water-cleaning robot could have been outfitted with a gasoline or diesel engine, or perhaps compressed natural gas or hydrogen fuel cells.
Considering the environmental purpose of the robot, though, fossil energy was a non-starter.
Fuel cells would provide a zero emission ride, except that hydrogen fuel is typically sourced from natural gas. Argentina is one of the nations angling to gain a leading position in the emerging green hydrogen market, but gas will continue to dominate in the near future.
Even if green hydrogen is available, solar power would still be a better fit for a water-cleaning robot, partly because the solar panels would provide a high-visibility showcase for the device.
In addition, with solar power a waterborne robot would not need to return to a fueling station to power up.
Solar Power For Robotic Regenerative Agriculture
Argentina’s new water-cleaning robot is just one example of the merging of solar power with robotic devices that perform environmental tasks. In one especially interesting bit of news, the US startup Aigen is gearing up to introduce a “scalable, solar-powered robotics platform for agriculture and soil regeneration,” with 4 million in seed money in its
The seed round took place last January, spearheaded by the global capital firm NEA along with the firms AgFunder, Global Founders Capital, and ReGen Ventures.
Regenerative agriculture is a set of principles focused on conserving and improve soil health. Regenerative techniques have been lingering on the fringes of Big Ag for generations. A sudden burst of interest in carbon sequestration has improved the bottom line benefits of investing in soil regeneration, which explains why leading players in the global agriculture industry are suddenly pricking up their ears.
The Big Ag angle is a good fit for Aigen’s business model. than a solar-powered weed whacker, the Aigen robots reduce or eliminate chemical additives as well as reducing or eliminating the need for large earth-pounding machinery.
“Aigen’s technology leverages best-in-class AI and robotics to provide an elegant solution to several of humanity’s biggest problems. Their product unlocks nature’s superpower to sequester substantial amounts of atmospheric carbon at planetary scale,” explained Andrew Schoen, an NEA partner.
Aigen cites an IPCC study indicating that 60-75% of soil-embedded carbon has been “lost” in farmland.
Agriculture is among the few industries that have the potential to operate profitably in carbon-negative mode, notes Aigen co-founder Rich Wurden whose resume includes working on Tesla models S, X, and 3.
Speaking Of Tesla.
On second thought, let’s stick with solar power and robots. Another interesting new development in the solar-plus-robot area involves a new approach to designing ground-mounted utility scale solar power plants. Instead of propping solar panels up above the ground on frames at varying degrees of tilt, the Arizona startup Erthos has come up with a new robot-friendly PV formula in which solar panels are placed flat, directly on the ground.
Erthos states that the benefits of its Earth Mount Solar include “reduced capital costs, the elimination of underground installation risks (no steel pile foundations), no complex moving parts (such as motors, gears, actuators, and dampeners), higher power density per area (with a ground cover ratio of more than 90%, yielding an average energy gain of 114% per acre), and a simplified installation process with proprietary laminated PV cable assemblies that eliminate DC wire pulls, field terminations of MC4 connectors, cable ties, field labeling, and wire-management tasks.”
That’s quite a mouthful. The robots come in when the topic turns to maintenance. Keeping PV installations clear of dust and debris is an important operational feature for solar arrays. It’s not particularly an issue in rainy climates, but in many parts of the world PV operators need to factor in cleaning costs.
The flat, tightly packed design of Erthos’s PV arrays creates new opportunities for the efficient use of waterless robotic sweepers. The robots are designed to collect data on the panels as they sweep along, helping to troubleshoot any problems early on.
Farewell, Space Robot With Solar Power
Of course, no mention of solar power and robots would be complete without a mention of NASA, which has spurred the early stages of PV innovation to power various robotic devices since the launch of the Vanguard satellite in 1958.
The 1970s lunar Rovers were powered by batteries. Beginning in the 1990s, the Rovers reporting for duty on Mars sported PV panels, and solar power has made its mark on the Red Planet ever since.
The PV-powered Opportunity Rover pulled heartstrings back in 2019, when it was said to have broadcast a final, tragic missive from Mars. Opportunity had been surveying the terrain for 15 years.
This year it was the Insight Rover’s turn to turn in its shield. On December 19, NASA reported that InSight was unresponsive. The robot had been struggling with a dwindling power supply for months, following a nasty dust storm.
“…it’s assumed InSight may have reached its end of operations,” NASA reported somewhat gloomily. “It’s unknown what prompted the change in its energy; the last time the mission contacted the spacecraft was on Dec. 15, 2022.”
Perhaps the next Mars mission will include a rescue robot with a broom and handi-wipes.
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