Jetsons Robotics Partners with Powermat for Wireless Charging of Solar Panel-Cleaning Robots
January 21, 2021
Powermat Technologies, which develops wireless charging mats for consumer electronics devices and other equipment, announced a new partnership with Jetsons Robotics to manage the energy transfer and provide advanced wireless charging technology for its solar panel-cleaning robots.
The Jetsons Robotics robot ZERO, designed to clean solar panels, enables solar plants to improve their power generation efficiency and reduce cleaning costs by 40%, ensuring that solar panels are optimized to generate sustainable power at their peak capacity, the company said.
As part of the new royalty-based partnership, Powermat will provide Jetsons with an advanced midrange, contact-free magnetic induction-based wireless charging platform designed for robotics. The wireless charging platform will enable Jetsons to eliminate conductive wires, cables, and connectors from their system, Powermat said.
“Supporting robotic sustainable energy operations with advanced wireless charging technology is a massive step in the right direction,” said Elad Dubzinski, CEO of Powermat, an Israel-based company. “Enhancing Jetsons Robotics’ capabilities on their vital mission, along with efficiently managing power across the entire fleet of robotics, creates a competitive edge for both companies alike.”
Adopting Powermat’s wireless charging technology for robotics will allow the company to completely seal their robots, and enable a maintenance-free operation, even in harsh weather conditions, Jetsons said. Powermat will also provide the India-based company with smart power management technology to efficiently manage its power charging regime, maintain battery safety, increase charging speed, and extend the robot battery lifetime.
“With our aim to build service robots for commercial businesses, this technology will provide us an edge in building robots for harsh outdoor environments with longer service life,” said Jatin Sharma, CEO and founder of Jetsons Robotics. “The new electric age allows us to follow sustainable growth, and wireless charging is going to be one of the most important building blocks to achieve this goal.”