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Raptor Maps and senseFly Partner to Deliver Best In Class Thermal Drone Inspection Solution

We’re excited to announce that Raptor Maps, a Boston-based enterprise software company, has partnered with the Swiss-based drone provider senseFLY on the new senseFLY Solar 360. The collaboration between the two companies brings artificial intelligence solar software to industry-leading fixed wing drones. The automated thermal drone solution, combined with Raptor Maps’ software, is designed to maximize efficiency of solar farm inspections.

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Major Solar Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Provider SOLV, Inc., a Swinerton Company, Selects Raptor Maps as its Partner for Nationwide Drone Inspections

Raptor Maps is proud to announce that is has been chosen to support SOLV’s drone operations in regards to post-processing and reporting on PV plant inspections. Raptor Maps software will be used for all commercial, industrial, and utility-scale solar installations managed by the SOLV team across the US, totaling over 4 GW of solar PV assets.

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How to Inspect a Solar Farm FASTER

This is the first of several articles to help you understand how to successfully inspect a solar farm with a drone and thermal camera. The goal of this specific post is to clarify how to reduce your drone solar inspection and flight time by more than 75% by adjusting the sidelap (lateral overlap) of your drone flight to 20%.

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Opportunities for Drone Inspections in Solar: PV System Commissioning

The renewable energy sector has seen a tremendous amount of growth over the last few years, and PV (solar) has shifted to the forefront of new clean energy development. Drones will play a key part in supporting this continued growth. Using drones within the commissioning of a new PV system is a quick and effective method to assess the quality and operational health of a new plant.

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