Hexagon's R-evolution teams up with Google to accelerate the renewable energy transition

8 June 2023

Stockholm, Sweden, 8 June 2023 - Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital reality solutions combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, today announced a partnership between R-evolution, its sustainable innovation and green-tech investment subsidiary, and Google to improve renewable energy production efficiency. The partnership brings together Hexagon’s technology and Google’s data storage engine, Big Lake, to join a global blueprint for decreasing green premiums and accelerating the renewable energy transition.

One step towards decreasing global carbon emissions is increasing the renewable energy production footprint with wind and solar power. R-evolution, in its mission to accelerate this transition, combines the best cutting-edge solutions from Hexagon and partners to create a technology blueprint for scaling increased energy yields and decreased operational costs across thousands of solar parks. The combined technologies enable R-evolution to create a Smart Digital Reality of solar photovoltaic (PV) parks that can be actively, remotely and autonomously monitored to aid inspections, quickly detect panel anomalies, improve targeted maintenance, and more.

“Tackling the crisis of environmental sustainability takes an ecosystem. No organisation or industry can do it alone,” says Paolo Guglielmini, CEO of Hexagon. “R-evolution’s approach leverages our portfolio of technologies and collaboration with partners to build planet-saving blueprints that accelerate sustainable industry transitions. We are excited to work closely with Google on the solar energy blueprint to help power a safer and more sustainable future.”

Hexagon’s sensor and software digital reality solutions are underpinned by its technology platform, Xalt. Xalt enables all solutions to work seamlessly together, providing an integrated data flow from Hexagon’s sensors and other input sources to present analysed data in a single interface. A missing ingredient was the ability to process large amounts of real-time and historical data with more artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) capabilities and a simple framework that allows quick innovation, now made possible via BigLake.

Through the partnership with Google Cloud, BigLake can more easily help scale additional use cases, such energy forecasting or anomaly detection, now available at R-evolution’s solar park in Spain. See Google Cloud R-evolution case study. The partnership between Google and R-evolution accelerates a data driven ecosystem to improve renewable energy production efficiency and bring a strong contribution to the green energy transition.


For further information, please contact:

Keri Tomsic, Media Relations, Hexagon AB, media@hexagon.com

Erik Josefsson, CEO R-evolution, Hexagon AB, +46 70 857 64 70, erik.josefsson@hexagon.com

Hexagon is the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,500 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.4bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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