GS Demo Lyon, France
Demonstration of GEKKO Solar for EDF ENR in Lyon, France
A GREAT TIME FOR THE GEKKO SOLAR:
|EDF ENR (Eléctricité de France Enérgies Nouvelles Réparties) is the world´s largest operator of PV-roof systems and enjoys a leading position among the big solar energy suppliers. A special concept of EDF ENR Solaire is that suitable roof surfaces are rented and own solar systems are installed. Thus, the operation of roof systems in France in many places is already highly professionalized. EDF ENR is at the forefront, so to say. .|
|EDF ENR faces the challenges of professional PV- management and is consequently looking for opportunities to utilize its installations optimally. This also involves that EDF ENR provides active public relations activities. The company advertises in the general public to create interest and for concrete participation in the solar industry. EDF ENR claims to be quite a pioneer and reinforces its commitment with an extraordinary high-service, which it provides logically to the general public.|
On 24 September 2013, EDF ENF Solaire in Lyon offered to all interested persons and to the press to catch a glimpse of their activities on the pulse of the time. 15 journalists responded to the invitation and another 35 people travelled partly from far away- from private small systems operators to the Director of EDF ENR.
The Director of Maintenance Department, M. Antoine Monville, presented to the assembled audience the technical state of the solar technology, the current progress in realizing and the upcoming challenges of the professional solar-industry. As a concrete vision for the upcoming professionalization he had invited StudioFly and Serbot AG.
|StudioFly checks the functional efficiency of solar panels using a thermal imaging camera that is carried on a helicopter drone.|
|Serbot AG presented its advanced PV- cleaning concept and the new weight-and cost optimized cleaning robot GEKKO Solar.|
|The presentation was held by Pierre-Daniel Bize from Serbot-Partner Performance-Nettoyage. In nice weather press and the public followed information and demonstrations for over three hours. A highlight was certainly to watch the GEKKO Solar working from a lifting platform.|
|During the breaks and after the event an excited exchange developed everywhere, usually out of very tangible reasons, such as with that well-travelled couple, first generation solar system operators, whose small roof system after more than a decade is covered with a layer of dirt and accordingly has suffered a loss in its performance.|
|The closing of the event was marked by great satisfaction of all participants.|