The key objective of solar farm scans is to find and assess the condition of individual solar panels to prevent failures and keep the farm in working order. By utilizing aerial thermal imaging, drones can detect faulty cells and provide precise information on the location and condition of other cells, all while cutting costs and inspection times by up to 50%
The use of drone inspections to assess the condition of wind turbine blades helps companies that manage such assets to provide specific preventative maintenance to maintain the efficiency of these assets and prevent a sudden failure that can damage various parts of the turbine cause injuries.
The use of quick inspections drastically reduces downtime through drones.
High-quality thermal and regular imagery can assist the inspector in providing the most accurate assessment of the asset.
Drones produce better results and require a fraction of the cost of regular inspections by reducing the financial and safety risks.
Efficient drone inspections drastically reduce the requirement for on-site person-hours, further reducing cost.
Increased accuracy and extent of data provide comprehensible and quantitative data to the company.
Enhanced safety. Inspections can occur in safe areas far from the actual site.
Turbines have to be stopped in order for an inspector to be able to accurately assess the condition of the blades.
Each blade has to be assessed individually, increasing the time and cost of such inspection exponentially for each wind turbine that needs inspecting.
Traditional inspections do not provide quantitative data on the efficiency lost as well as the current condition of these assets.
Income is lost due to the increased downtime of each turbine.
Inspectors are at a large risk due to the need to be at high altitudes in order to inspect each blade.
Inspector error can cause catastrophic failures for the turbine, risking the asset financially but also risking personnel and the public.