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Robots are being used by a Bill Gates-backed business to construct massive solar arrays.
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Robots are being used by a Bill Gates-backed business to construct massive solar arrays.

According to a press release, $44 million has been invested in the solar startup Terabase Energy by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on finding solutions to climate change and is backed by people like Bill Gates. The venture capital firm, which is well-known for its support of Amp Robotics and Lime, co-led the Terabase purchase with investor Prelude Ventures. With this round, Terabase Energy's funding has reached $52 million. The co-founder and CEO of the business, Matt Campbell, claims that Terabase Energy's objective is to construct robotic solar farms on a "terawatt scale." The construction of solar farms is accelerated by automation. Large solar panels are lifted and attached to sun trackers by robotic arms in the company's automated on-site f...