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SMART DRONE-BASED INSPECTIONS FOR SOLAR ASSETS

Whether you need to monitor the performance of your solar PV system operator, inspect a site for warranty claims, or just want your investment to perform optimally, our smart drone-based solutions deliver a flexible, cost-effective way to inspect your system assets.

Traditionally, asset owners have relied on plane flyovers or ground inspections using handheld sensing devices to check for anomalies, induced degradation, module mismatch, and other issues. Now, using our smart drones, they can get better data, faster and smarter.

  • Operators reduce outages and prioritise maintenance to stay within service-level agreements.

  • Owners use aerial data to manage assets over a lifetime, selecting operators and materials that consistently maintain the best outputs.

  • Insurers and claims adjusters get a comprehensive view of assets before paying warranty or damage claims.

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Get Comprehensive Smart Drone and Data Services

We’ve built our service based on years of operations research and work for global clients. As a result, you can procure enterprise-grade aerial intelligence—featuring easy-to-understand action items and takeaways—through a smart and simple, turnkey service.

Here's how it works:

[1] Collect

Credentialed pilots, with experience flying PV projects, deploy thermal, LiDAR, and multispectral sensors to collect data over the assets.

[2] Process and Analyze

Overseen by our data scientists, the sensor data is processed by proprietary algorithms that interpret the data.

[3] Deliver and Action

Reports identify potential issues and where they are on your property. When data is collected over time, the resulting operational insights can enable long-term asset management.

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Put Aerial Intelligence to Work on Your Solar Site

Don’t just collect data—get insights. Use our intuitive reporting system to resolve issues or integrate data into asset management systems (to maintain and monitor assets in a more prescriptive fashion).

Our reports identify:

  • Physical damage
    • Cell-level defects and degradation
    • Bad diodes
    • Strings or modules offline
    • Soiling
    • Potential Induced Degradation (PID)
    • Reverse polarity
    • Module mismatch
    • Storm damage
    • Rack shifts
    • Vegetation encroachment
    • Shading
    • Foreign objects

  • Trend analysis: identify patterns in the performance of assets from various OEMs and in differing regions.
  • Site Selection: LIDAR-equipped drones can map vegetation, terrain and water features.
  • Smart and precision temperature calculation: measure temperature differentials between cells to less than a degree of accuracy, a key for determining warranty coverage eligibility
  • Fire prevention: find dangerous fire-threat conditions on thin-film panels
  • Insurance Risk Assessment: insurers may offer customers a discount if the assets are in good shape.
  • Insurance Claims Reporting: claims adjusters can quickly assess damage after a storm for insurance claims.