With installation buoying the U.S. solar panel industry, Momo's efficiency could save big bucks
By RBR Staff
July 05, 2012
It’s no surprise that Germany—one of the world’s top photovoltaics (PV) installers and home to Friedburg, the world’s first “solar city”—would be the first country to use a robot for installing solar parks. And the robot is now being introduced in the U.S.
Since the bottom recently fell out of the PV market, in large part due to China’s overproduction of cheap solar panels, installation has become the chief money-maker for the U.S. solar panel industry. Momo’s efficiency could deliver immediate results in the domestic market, and affect a substantial number of jobs if the robot is adapted for residential installations.
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