The AES Corporation launched a new solar installation robot named Atlas. Designed by AES through a multi-year innovation process and built in cooperation with Calvary Robotics and other third parties, Atlas could quicken the construction of large-scale solar plants and reduce labor costs.
“Stakeholder commitment to a net-zero carbon energy future has never been higher, but our industry risks not being able to achieve this goal if we continue to adopt clean energy at the current pace,” said Chris Shelton, AES Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer. “The AI-enabled, first-of-its-kind Atlas robot automates the construction of new solar resources, enabling a safer work environment, shorter project timelines and lower overall energy costs.”
AES teams will use Atlas as a next generation tool in the construction of new solar projects. The company says Atlas won’t displace workers so much as “complement our skilled workforce by keeping them safe and performing the heavy lifting, placing and attachment of solar modules while adding new high-tech jobs.”
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