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Solar asset inspection analytics and reports

Raptor Maps provides software to the solar industry that enables the adoption of aerial thermography for efficient inspections and analytics. Our software solution reviews and processes thermal images taken of the solar PV system and then identifies, classifies, and prioritizes 100% of all anomalies. All identified anomalies have the exact onsite location for efficient remediation. Raptor Maps provides end-to-end support to the solar industry to enable any PV system to maximize productivity.

Easily Begin Now.

Leverage Aerial Thermography and Industry-leading Software to Increase Efficiency.

Step 1

Aerial Inspection of The PV System

Perform an in-house aerial inspection or choose Raptor Maps’ Inspection Data Capture Service

Step 2

We Detect The Anomalies

The data is run through our industry-leading software to uncover system anomalies

Step 3

Issues Are Localized and Prioritized

Issues are tagged, geo-referenced, and QA reviewed for efficient remediation 

The Result

Receive An In-depth Report

Discover the causes of the system’s production loss in your Raptor Maps account

Available Levels of Inspection

Raptor Maps offers three levels of inspection; Overview, Standard, and Comprehensive. These levels differ in flight latitude, data capture time, level of analysis, and the level of detail in the final deliverables. 

Overview Level Inspection
Summary: An Overview inspection is flown at the highest altitude, inspections are performed very quickly, due to a maximum flight speed of 30 MPH (48 KMH), allowing for very large sites to be inspected quickly.
Infrared thermal imagery: 10-15 cm/px resolution
HD RGB Imagery: 5 cm/px resolution
Identifiable Anomalies Include: Offline Inverters and Combiners, Anomalous Strings, Tracker Off Alignment or in Stow, and Module Level Faults affecting the entire module’s performance.
Standard Level Inspection

Summary: Standard level aerial inspections balance altitude, speed, and granular site data. The level of detail in the collected data provides teams an understanding of the performance of 100% of the PV system modules.

Infrared thermal imagery: 5-6 cm/px resolution
HD RGB Imagery: 1.5-2 cm/px resolution
Identifiable Anomalies Include: All anomalies identified at the Raptor Overview level, as well as physical and visible module damage including cracked/broken modules, thin-film delamination, soiling and surface coverage of the PV module(s). Additional sub-module findings also include: diode faults, cell and multi-cell defects, and faulty junction box. Suspected PID, shading issues due to tree lines, obstructions, or adjacent rows, and damage to rows and tables.
Comprehensive Level Inspection
Summary: Comprehensive level aerial IR inspections are performed in compliance with IEC standards. It provides highly detailed, sub-module level granular data and allows teams to thoroughly understand the performance of each PV module. This inspection level offers absolute temperature accuracy and enables accurate sorting and prioritization of both module and string-level anomalies by temperature intensity.
Infrared thermal imagery: 3 cm/px resolution
HD RGB Imagery: 1 cm/px resolution
Identifiable Anomalies Include: All anomalies identified at the Raptor Overview and Raptor Standard levels as well as data analysis in accordance with IEC TS 62446-3 Technical Specification: Photovoltaic (PV) systems. More detailed classifications of single-cell hot spot with ΔT > 10 K, heated junction box with ΔT > 4 K, and substring in short circuit with ΔT > 4 K.

Solution Available Through:

Inspection Data Capture Services

Utilize our global network of experienced drone service providers who will support your solar PV system aerial inspection in any location. We coordinate the operation with local pilots, analyze the data, and return a comprehensive report to you.

In-House Drone Support

We provide the leading software solution to existing drone inspection programs. Perform your inspection and let us handle the rest. You’ll receive accurate data on the health of your PV system in a report that will integrate with your workflow.

Easily Integrates into Any Workflow

We work with Asset Owners, EPCs, Asset Management, and O&M teams who want to use drones for solar asset inspection, monitoring, and management internally and/or hire a service provider to fly. Learn how Raptor Maps integrates into your workflow below

Asset Owners

Ensure accurate asset commissioning:

  • Use our Inspection Data Capture Services or our software solution for commissioning reports.
  • Have confidence that the solar site is in working condition and producing energy.
  • Confirm equipment is installed correctly.

EPCs

Ensure accurate asset commissioning:

  • Use our Inspection Data Capture Services or our software solution for commissioning reports.
  • Have confidence that the solar site is in working condition and producing energy.
  • Confirm equipment is installed correctly.

Engineering Firms

Ensure accurate asset commissioning:

  • Use our Inspection Data Capture Services or our software solution for commissioning reports.
  • Have confidence that the solar site is in working condition and producing energy.
  • Confirm equipment is installed correctly.

OEMs

Support your operation and warranty claims:

  • Detailed and accurate analysis safeguards from faulty warranty claims.
  • Use aerial inspections for a more efficient analysis of suspected malfunctioning equipment.

    O&M and Asset Management

    Do more with less and be highly efficient:

    • Improve worker safety.
    • Reduce time in the field.
    • Gain insight down to the cell level.
    • Localization of anomalies in digitized solar site.
    • Optimize workflow and system performance.
    • Detailed classification of anomalies.
    • Reduce labor costs by more effectively deploying technicians and allocating recourses.

    Drone Service Providers

    Provide expert solar deliverables to your clients:

    • Spend more time performing inspections.
    • Eliminate manual image review.
    • Get solar specific analysis on aerial data.
    • Focus on flying the drone and we handle the rest.
    • All deliverables are editable to maintain brand identity.

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      Actionable Reports Enable Results

      The Raptor Maps Solar Asset Inspection tool delivers analytics and easy-to-use reports that enable increased power production, reduced risks, and lower operating costs over time. Our robust software converts aerial inspection imagery into detailed analytics on the condition of PV plants to manage asset condition and help complete work orders.

      The report is editable and can be viewed on your Raptor Maps account. You’ll receive:

       

      • A Raptor Maps’ software account for your organization.

      • Each PV plant in your portfolio with a report portal for each inspection.

      • A digitized and geo-referenced PV plant, with every module, individually addressed and assigned to a string and combiner.

      • An exportable .PDF report document per plant inspection containing all analytics, findings tables, and image associated with each anomaly.

      • An exportable .KML report file for field use.

      • An exportable .CSV and .SHP report file for office and field use.

      Raptor Maps' software has a 99% accuracy rate in anomaly detection.

      Get Unlimited Inspections with Raptor Solar

      Raptor Solar is an advanced software platform for the entire solar lifecycle —from financing and construction through operations.  Powered by our industry-leading data model, Raptor Solar lets you optimize your PV assets, standardize data, analyze insights and collaborate.  Strengthen asset efficiency, boost staff effectiveness and ultimately lift financial return.

      Let’s Connect

      We work with Asset Owners, EPCs, Asset Management, OEMs, and O&M teams who are looking to improve the efficiency of their solar assets during any stage of its lifecycle. Contact us to learn how our software will enable you to scale. 

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