Press Releases

July 8, 2014

QBotix Announces Over 80 Megawatts of Projects Under Contract Globally

Comes on the heels of backing by E.ON, Iberdrola and other global energy leaders

July 8, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – QBotix, maker of the Robotic Tracking System (RTS) for dual axis solar tracking, announced at Intersolar North America (booth 9711) that it has more than 80 megawatts (MW) of solar projects under contract, with several already under construction. Its RTS delivers up to 20% improvement in PV project economics. Read More

 

MAY 14, 2014

E.ON and Iberdrola Join Existing Investors with $12 Million Investment in QBotix, Inc.

Global energy leaders to help accelerate manufacturing ramp-up and expansion in North America and internationally

May 14, 2014 – Menlo Park, CA – QBotix, which delivers up to 20% improvements in solar PV project economics with the optimized Robotic Tracking SystemTM (RTS), today announced $12 million in Series B financing. E.ON and Iberdrola (Inversiones Financieras Perseo, S.L.) joined existing investors, New Enterprise Associates, Firelake Capital Management and Draper Nexus, in the funding round. Read More

 

MARCH 19, 2014

QBotix Momentum Continues: DOE SunShot Grant and Independent Engineering Report Successfully Completed

Signals QBotix Robotic Tracking System as bankable solar project cost saver.

March 19, 2014 — Menlo Park, CA — QBotix, which harnesses the power of robotic tracking to optimize solar plant operation, today announced the successful completion of its $1 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative award project and its independent engineering report conducted by DNV GL. In addition to recently being recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in robotics, QBotix received multiple awards for innovation. Read More

 

JANUARY 13, 2014

QBotix Signs 45 MW Supply Contract with Castillium as Part of Further International Expansion

Signals growing demand for QBotix Robotic Tracking System as solar project cost saver.

January 13, 2014 — Menlo Park, CA & Edinburgh, Scotland — QBotix, which harnesses the power of robotic tracking to optimize solar plant operation, today announced its further international expansion through a 45 MW supply contract with UK-based developer Castillium. QBotix will provide the Robotic Tracking System (RTS) for use in Castillium’s pipeline of more than 200 MW of ground-mounted solar PV projects throughout the UK. Read More

 

AUGUST 27, 2013

QBotix Expands Executive Team, Hires VP of Sales & Marketing and VP of Finance

QBotix growth sparks adding new executives Matt Lugar as VP of Sales & Marketing and Kirk Johnson as VP of Finance.

August 27, 2013—SAN FRANCISCO, CA and MENLO PARK, CA—QBotix, makers of innovative mobile robotic and tracking solutions for the commercial and utility-scale solar sectors, announced that the company has hired solar power industry veterans Matt Lugar to serve as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Kirk Johnson as Vice President of Finance. Read More

 

JULY 10, 2013

QBotix Unveils the SolBot R-225 for its Robotic Tracking System (RTS) at Intersolar North America

QBotix Introduces the SolBot R-225 and Other Performance Enhancements for its Robotic Tracking System (RTS) for Increasing the Performance of Solar Power Plants. RTS has been deployed at five commercial-scale solar power plants..

July 9, 2013—SAN FRANCISCO, CA and MENLO PARK, CA—QBotix, which harnesses the power of robotics for the solar industry, today at Intersolar North America unveiled the SolBot R-225 and other enhancements for its Robotic Tracking System (RTS), a next generation system for optimizing the productivity of solar power plants. Read More

 

MARCH 19, 2013

QBotix Unveils a Commercially Operating Project Utilizing Its Robotic Tracking

County of Alameda Deploys QBotix Tracking System for a 48 Kilowatt Solar System at Santa Rita Jail: Additional Projects Underway in North America and Asia Under Construction.

DUBLIN, CA–(Marketwire – Mar 19, 2013) - QBotix, which harnesses the power of the robotics for the solar industry, is proud to announce that a solar power plant employing its QBotix Tracking System (QTS) is complete and has begun to generate power. Read More

 

NOVEMBER 26, 2012

QBotix Receives $1 Million Award from Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to Develop More Solar Robots
Company part of DOE-led initiative to reduce the cost of solar to $1 per watt by 2020
Menlo Park, CA. Nov. 26, 2012–QBotix, which is harnessing the power of robotics for the solar industry, has received a $1 million research award under the SunShot Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Read More
 

SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

QBotix Unveils QTS: A Revolutionary System for Reducing the Cost of Solar Power with Mobile Robots
NEA, Firelake Capital, Siemens Venture Capital, and DFJ JAIC Invest $6.5 Million into Company that delivers dual-axis tracking for single-axis pricing.
September 4, 2012. Menlo Park, CA.—QBotix, a new company bringing the power of robotics to solar energy, today unveiled the QBotix Tracking System™ (QTS), a comprehensive dual-axis tracking system that employs rugged, intelligent and mobile robots to dynamically operate solar power plants and maximize energy output. Read More