Due Date: October 6, 2017
Jos Cenens Ph.D.
Supply agreement, product acquisition
Phase 1 – Proof of concept by end of 2017
Phase 2 – Commercial agreements during 2018
All contractual details are to be negotiated
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing a multinational company, invites proposals for the cost-efficient maintenance of solar panels that will be installed in several countries around the world. About 5000 installations that are between 60 and 100 m² in size and placed on flat roofs are foreseen. NineSigma’s client is looking for companies with methods or technologies that allow for efficient and safe cleaning of these roof-placed installations. Because the panels are not yet installed, proposals from companies that have ready-to-use self-cleaning coatings or film solutions are also welcome.
NineSigma’s client has decided to install ~5000 solar panel installations in various parts of the world. Countries involved are in Europe (Germany, Benelux, France), the Middle East, the Caribbean islands, most African countries, and in Asia (Pakistan, Cambodia, The Philippines, Fuji Islands, Numea). They want to know what the best approach is towards maintenance of these small installations. They are interested to get in touch with organizations that have expertise with solar panel cleaning. Solutions do not need to be suitable for all countries or possible climate conditions. Specific approaches for each country are possible although the aim is to standardize the maintenance as much as possible. The preference is for solutions that limit the need for workers to go on the roofs.
Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan
Phase 1 – Proof of concept
Phase 2 – Commercial agreements
The successful cleaning approach will:
The criteria for self-cleaning coatings or films are:
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
The following approaches are not of interest:
Your response should address the following:
Appropriate responses to this Request
Responses from companies (small to large), consultants, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome. For example:
You represent a company that offers solar panel cleaning services
You represent a company that installs water jet systems for automated cleaning
You represent a company that has a dirt/dust repellent coating solution allowing cleaning by rainfall