Client Testimonials

We needed software and a digital twin to help optimize every phase of the solar lifecycle, from finance and development through operations.  Raptor Solar was a natural fit, with data, analytics, insights and productivity tools all in one centralized software platform that integrates SCADA and DAS information.  The unlimited inspection reports, normalized to STC, provide detailed and actionable insights, allowing us to maintain our solar assets at peak performance.  We build our sites with the best Bloomberg Tier 1 equipment and with Raptor Solar, we’ve added software of the same caliber.

Corey Palumbo, Vice President 

“As a company that develops, builds, owns and operates a large portfolio of distributed solar and energy storage assets, we need the right tools to ensure that our assets are operating at peak performance for our consumer and commercial customers. The analytics and insights we get from our Raptor Maps solutions enable us to maximize the impact of our in-house aerial inspections. The accuracy and depth of the findings combined with their collaboration tools enable our team to streamline operations and work efficiently — both in the office and in the field. Nexamp is committed to making clean energy simple and accessible, and Raptor Maps makes it easier for us to achieve our goals.”

Skip Provost, VP of Operations & Maintenance 

At Rosendin Electric we continually leverage innovative solutions to meet our strategic goals, and those of our customers. Software that improves supply chain transparency, exceeds owner requirements, and enables efficient handoff between construction and operations is critical. Ultimately, this helps us deliver a high-quality renewable energy asset while maximizing returns for our partners.

Manuel Rosabal, Director of Engineering

We’re excited that Raptor Solar allows us to digitize portfolios, make data-informed decisions and enable a new phase of growth for Cypress Creek and our clients. Output from the software allows us to be more proactive in decision making with a higher degree of confidence. Raptor Solar’s productivity tools free up our time to focus on the overall efficiency and returns of our portfolio and those we manage for third parties.

Jared Kirk, VP of O&M

We’ve tested Raptor Maps’ insights platform and found its data and learnings to be reliable, practical and very actionable.  With a digital model of our solar portfolio and the features associated with it, we save time in the field and improve our productivity and competitiveness. The app also makes it easy when in the field to navigate to panels associated with anomalies, store geo-tagged photos and site notes and keep a record of maintenance histories.

Mitchell DuRant, Reliability Engineering Program Manager

“New Energy Equity, the country’s leading end-to-end solar development and finance specialist, and its asset management division, Energy Support Services, which brings a proactive and data-driven approach to solar asset management, chose to add Raptor Maps’ aerial inspection services and solar analytics software to our workflows to increase efficiency and collaboration between our teams. Raptor Maps enabled us to reduce our use of exploratory IV curve tracing, significantly lowering our operating costs. The transparent software platform helps us efficiently manage our assets, identify DC health issues earlier, and provide best-in-class O&M services to our clients who also have access to the platform.”

Conrad Gross, Director of Operations

We’ve had O&M teams fly a few sites and our team loves the Raptor Maps reports. We’ve updated our contracts to require EPCs to use Raptor Maps at commissioning, and the O&M team to use annually. As the long-term asset owners, Raptor Maps adds immediate value so it’s mutually beneficial for us to push their technology into the industry.”

Ben Hunter, Director of Asset Management

“Aerial thermography has become a valuable tool in SOLV’s offering as a solar O&M provider to maximize DC health. The ability to perform these inspections internally makes us more efficient and allows us to scale operations, passing those savings on to our clients. A major challenge of aerial thermography is how to process and generate reports once a site has been inspected. SOLV evaluated a dozen companies that provide drone inspection imagery data processing and report generation and found Raptor Maps to be the best solution in the market for our specific needs. Raptor Maps enables us to quickly and effectively perform the drone inspection, can support our wide range of sites under management, and provides clear and actionable reports for our field team on what items need to be fixed versus monitored,”

Reegan Moen, Business Development Manager

“Aerial thermography has re-shaped solar O&M. Drones and thermal cameras are great tools, but without precise post-processing and reporting, it can still be time-consuming to work on thermal images. Working with Raptor Maps helped us identify cell, PV module, string, and combiner box level issues quickly without having to do manual electrical testing. Raptor Maps digitized site maps with precise anomaly locations, reduced the time that site technicians and site engineers spent in the field, and improved overall asset and plant performance. We also think this is a great commissioning and warranty inspection tool.”

Serdar Soytok, Head of Engineering and Development

“The partnership with Raptor Maps on this innovative technology goes beyond demonstrations, and implements ground-breaking solutions in a responsible and scalable way.”

Rafael Gonzalez, Head of Enel Green Power North America

When you take a drone and you attach a thermal camera to it, you can actually collect very interesting thermal imagery of our photovoltaic plans and show exactly where faults and anomalies might be. It saves us money and an enormous amount of time.”

Sander Cohan, Director of Innovation

“Since we started using Raptor Maps, their technology does all of this for us. We’re able to fly a site, give them the raw sensor data, they’re able to run it through their system, and within a few days produce a map and a report identifying where all of the problems are, as well as the costs related to those problems.” 

Joshua Marriott, Senior VDC Engineer Field Solutions/sUAV Operations Leader

“At senseFly we are continually looking across the industry to identify new commercial partners with whom we can bring to market what our customers need, which is vertically-focused end-to-end solutions. With Raptor Maps, we are collaborating with a true solar industry pioneer. Their software takes the guesswork out of solar farm inspection and, crucially, speeds up this process — from days down to hours.” 

Gilles Labossière, CEO

“Here at Gresco, our vision is to be the industry leader in innovative supply chain solutions. This means we provide not only products, but full end-to-end solutions. Our partnership with Raptor Maps is helping us reach our vision by providing a powerful tool that simplifies and expedites drone-based solar inspections.”

Jamie Gose, UAS Sales Manager

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