The AES Corporation today announced the launch of Atlas, a new first-of-its-kind solar installation robot. Atlas represents a major advancement in solar energy technology, making it faster, more efficient and safer to construct new solar facilities. Atlas was designed by AES through a multi-year innovation process and built in cooperation with Calvary Robotics and other third parties. Watch Atlas in action here.
Atlas enables the rapid deployment of new solar resources at scale to help meet the demand for greener energy.
“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 VP 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. Atlas will complement the AES skilled workforce by keeping them safe and performing the heavy lifting, placing and attachment of solar modules, while adding new high-tech jobs.
“We are proud of the work that we’ve been able to do with AES in the development of Atlas at our Webster, New York headquarters. Calvary is focused on utilizing our expertise in advanced manufacturing to meet customer needs,” said Michael Marseglia, Calvary Robotics VP for robotics and technology. “To achieve this vision, we must rely on our most valuable assets, our talented people working together. We strive to create an environment rich with opportunity for learning, advancement and personal fulfillment.”
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