Cortec is a service robot that increases the efficiency of solar farms. It solves the problems of a lack of service personnel and the high maintenance costs the exponentially growing solar industry experiences. The main part of the Cortec robot is the modular vehicle base on which tools for various tasks can be docked. The cleaning tool was the focus of this project as soiling leads to the most inefficiencies and the ongoing cleaning process offers enormous potential for cost and resource savings. The cleaning tool cleans the surface of the solar arrays with the help of water and brushes. A circular system with a filter ensures tremendous water savings.
Designed by: Lennart Blatt for Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd