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Cortec - maximizing solar park efficiency

  • Prizes
    Top Design Winner in Design for Society/Eco-Sustainable Design, Winner in Other Products designs/Industrial Robot
  • Lead Designer
    Lennart Blatt
  • University
    Hochschule Für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Cortec is a service robot concept to increase the efficiency of solar parks. It solves the problem of lack of service personnel and high maintenance costs in the exponentially growing solar industry. The system enables solar parks to produce up to 40% more energy. This makes green electricity more available at a better price.

The main part of the autonomous robot is the vehicle base, where tools for various tasks can be docked. The cleaning tool in particular offers enormous potential for cost and resource savings.

Photo Credit: Lennart Blatt