Cleandrone engineers continue to improve the platform’s quality and accuracy with an upgraded solar sensor. This custom-built pyranometer has greater accuracy than the previous solar cell in a lighter, more compact space.
Steven Katz (Country manager, USA) and Ricard Pardell (CEO) introduced the Cleandrone Sherlock thermal inspection solution to O&M and Asset Managers from around North America.
To support our growing operations in the USA, Steven Katz has joined the Cleandrone team in our office in Torrance, Los Angeles.
Clean Solar Solutions Ltd (www.cleansolar.solutions), have agreed to be the UK launch customer for Cleandrone’s solar farm cleaning drone.
John Whiten, head of operations at Cleandrone enthuses “This is fantastic news for Cleandrone, proving the considerable commercial potential of our cleaning drone before it is commercially available. It also allows us to further grow our great relationship with Clean Solar Solutions, with whom we already partner in the delivery of solar farm thermographic surveys. This agreement allows us to gain access to their significant knowledge base, from subjects such as module warranty protection to the intricacies of cleaning water quality. The relationship is mutually beneficial; Cleandrone gains very specific technical knowhow from Clean Solar Solutions and, in turn, they gain the ability to contribute to the development of the Cleandrone cleaning system.”
Steve Williams, Managing Director of Clean Solar Solutions comments, “We have chosen to promote Cleandrone because we recognise the long term potential of this product. As a company, we try our best to be pioneers for solar panel cleaning, to be the tip of the arrow. We forge ahead with new cleaning techniques that can be used in a variety of applications, most recently pioneering methods of cleaning floating solar panels. Cleaning using drones certainly has great potential and we want to be right up there using this technology as soon as it becomes available. It’s a very exciting proposition.”
Cleandrone is pleased to announce the launch of Sherlock, our utility scale thermographic survey drone. We are now able to offer thermography surveys to UK customers including O&M companies and asset owners. The Sherlock system is able to drastically cut the time and cost of undertaking thermography surveys of large solar farms. Read more about our thermography services here and investigate Sherlock in more detail here.
As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Commission selects potentially disruptive businesses with global ambitions, to invest in through the SME (small and medium enterprise) instrument.
The instrument is structured in three phases with the aim of transforming disruptive ideas in to innovative solutions with a global impact. Cleandrone has successfully applied for Phase 1 of the instrument and the EU has awarded us €50,000 in funding and will undertake a feasibility study to verify the concept. This success opens up the route to securing Phase 2, which includes EU funding of between €0.5 million and €2.5 million to help take the company forward.
This is a major success for Cleandrone and the award shows the strong growth potential of the company and confirms we are at the forefront in developing innovative, cutting edge technology.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of available funding. With the heavyweight political backing of Europe’s leaders and MEPs it is seen as a key driver of economic growth and job creation.
With support from the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union.
Cleandrone has recently been featured on the popular Catalan TV programme “Generació Digital”. Watch the feature (in Spanish).
Cleandrone CEO, Ricard Pardell, was recently interviewed by Catalan newspaper El Periodico. Read the interview here (in Spanish).