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Revolutionize Solar Construction: Sarcos O-AMPP Project

Embark on a journey of innovation with Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation as we revolutionize solar field construction through our groundbreaking Outdoor Autonomous Manipulation of Photovoltaic Panels (O-AMPP) project. Supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), the O-AMPP project represents a pivotal advancement in the field of robotics and renewable energy.

Initiated in 2021, the O-AMPP project aims to transform the solar field construction process by introducing a harmonized robotic system capable of seamlessly delivering, detecting, lifting, and placing photovoltaic modules in the field. Our vision for the O-AMPP project is to reduce soft costs, increase project scalability, optimize construction timelines and quality, and create a safer worksite that mitigates the risk of injuries, including lifting and fatigue-related injuries.

At the heart of the O-AMPP project is our Autonomous Working Vehicle (AWV), equipped with the Guardian XM robotic system, and an Autonomous Delivery Vehicle (ADV). This innovative proof-of-concept has been meticulously designed and tested to optimize the flow of photovoltaic modules from delivery to installation, ensuring efficiency and precision at every stage of the construction process.

Achieving the final validation milestone for the O-AMPP project marks a significant step forward in our mission to commercialize robotic solutions for solar field construction. We extend our sincere gratitude to our partners, including Mortenson, JLG Industries, Array Technologies, and Pratt Miller, for their invaluable support, expertise, and collaboration throughout this transformative journey.

During the field trial phase, Sarcos collaborated closely with industry leaders to validate the effectiveness and viability of the O-AMPP system. Mortenson provided essential subject matter expertise and served as the validation site, while JLG Industries supplied the mobile elevating platform for the AWV. Array Technologies contributed tracker technology and engineering resources, while Pratt Miller provided the mobile base for the ADV prototype.

Trent Mostaert, Vice President of Industrialization at Mortenson, expressed optimism about the potential of the O-AMPP system to address labor shortages, improve safety, productivity, and efficiency in the solar construction industry. With the O-AMPP system, solar project developers can scale output and production to meet the Energy Department's ambitious renewable energy goals for 2030 and 2050, driving progress towards a more sustainable future.

Join us as we redefine the future of solar construction with the O-AMPP project, paving the way for increased efficiency, safety, and sustainability in the renewable energy sector.

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