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.
Collecting aerial solar inspection data using your drone can be tricky. With numerous factors impacting the outcome of your data, it is essential to plan drone flights. People often ask Raptor Maps what’s the best way to collect clear and report-worthy data?
Solar companies are increasingly moving to UAS (drones) to replace field work that involes large amounts of time and money. Field walks, IV curve tests, voltage checks, and handheld thermal scans of modules are just a few examples of tasks being replaced with drones by Asset Management and O&M teams around the world.
Raptor Maps is excited to announce we were recently selected as a finalist for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) latest round of InnovateMass awardees. We will be collaborating with Enel Green Power (EGP) to develop brand new capabilities within PV system inspections.
Webinar Recap: One-on-One with Gresco and Raptor Maps: UAS, Solar Software, and PV System Inspection Reports
Raptor Maps partnered with Gresco for a webinar covering the specifics of UAS, Solar Software, and PV System Inspection Reports. The webinar covered topics including why UAS (drones) are a valuable tool for solar farm maintenance, recommended hardware, and how teams can turn drone data into actionable reports.
Drones are revolutionizing how solar farms are inspected, operated, and maintained. They’re making solar site inspections faster, safer, and delivering more accurate reports on the overall DC health of a site.
Live Webinar: One-on-One with Gresco and Raptor Maps: UAS, Solar Software, and PV System Inspection Reports
Live Webinar: May 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT. One-on-One with Gresco and Raptor Maps: Drones, Solar Software, and PV System Inspection Reports. Do you design, build, manage, and/or own PV plants? UAS are quickly becoming common tools used in every stage of a solar project. Learn more about UAS and solar in this webinar.
Greentech Media (GTM), a leading platform in the global energy market, recently recognized Raptor Maps as one of the ‘5 Software Startups Solving the Biggest Challenges in Solar’.
Webinar Recap: RMUS and Raptor Maps Present the Entire Process of Inspecting a Solar Farm and Creating Reports
In partnership with RMUS, Raptor Maps recently participated in a webinar to cover the specifics of using drones for the inspection of PV systems (solar farms) with both infrared and high-resolution cameras.
Despite reducing the time to perform a field inspection by more than 90%, companies with mature drone programs are still stuck having to review and convert this information into usable formats and actionable reports unless they use software and AI.
Greentown Labs has featured Raptor Maps as a startup “paving the way for industrial inspection and AI-driven data reporting.”
Live Webinar: RMUS and Raptor Maps Present the Entire Process of Inspecting a Solar Farm and Creating Reports
Live Webinar: April 25th, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT. The Entire Process of Inspecting a Solar Farm–From Turning Props to Turning Wrenches. Join Jon McBride, VP of Technology at RMUS, and Nikhil Vadhavkar, CEO and co-founder of Raptor Maps for a webinar on how to perform a solar farm inspection, from flight planning and piloting the drone to the creation of final deliverables.
We held a drone inspection contest last month to promote Raptor Solar and showcase some of the best drone pilots, service providers, and aerial thermographers on Earth. Entries poured in from around the world, including small commercial rooftop PV systems to utility-scale solar power plants. Find out who won!
In partnership with FLIR Systems, Raptor Maps recently hosted a webinar to cover the basics of inspecting solar farms with drones. Part 2 contains answers to questions received during Q&A.
In partnership with FLIR Systems, Raptor Maps recently hosted a webinar to cover the basics of inspecting solar farms with drones. Part 1 of our recap contains a summary of the live webinar.
Our CEO, Nikhil Vadhavkar, recently authored an article on the value unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aka drones bring to the Solar industry.
Live Webinar: March 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST. The 5 Fundamentals of Inspecting PV Systems with a Drone. Are you using drones to inspect solar farms? Solar farm inspection is the leading industrial application for infrared (IR) thermal imaging with drones.
Your ultimate guide to solar farm inspection using aerial thermal imaging. Methods, tips, and best practices for detecting defects in PV power plants with drones.
In this webinar, we discuss post-processing, virtual inspection, and most importantly, how to generate deliverables.
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