Drone Technology and Solar Energy
Drones inspect thermal inspection processes in solar power plants much faster than manual inspection methods.
Speed and Efficiency
Drones can quickly scan large areas and collect data. While manual inspections take days, drones can complete the same process in hours.
Drones inspect dangerous areas without the need for human intervention, ensuring human safety.
High Resolution Aerial Images
Since drones can be equipped with high-resolution cameras, they obtain detailed images of solar panels. This is important for detecting damages, contamination or efficiency losses of PV panels.
In addition to thermal inspection in solar power plants, aerial thermography by drone is also used to check the correctness of the installation of PV panels, adjusting the panels according to the direction of sunlight.
Advantages of Drone Use in Solar Power Plants
Increased efficiency: Thermal inspections of solar power plants with drones help reduce energy production losses by enabling early detection of panel failures.
Cost savings: Thermal inspections with drones are faster and more efficient than manual methods. Drone inspection helps reduce maintenance costs.
Occupational safety: Thermal inspections of PV panels with drones increase work safety by eliminating the need for people to climb into dangerous and inaccessible areas.
PV Panel Inspection
Drones can inspect the surface of solar panels in detail. This inspection with high-resolution cameras identifies cracks, contamination and anomalies on the panel. This data is analyzed completely autonomously with MapperX artificial intelligence-based software and the anomalies in the solar panels are detected and then turned into world-class reports that users can understand.
The thermal performance of solar panels is critical for efficiency. Drones examine the temperature distribution of panels through thermal cameras. Uneven heating can be an indicator of panel failures. This information is used to assess whether the panels are working properly.
Drones equipped with thermal cameras are used to detect energy losses and insulation problems. This is one of the important ways to reduce energy consumption and increase efficiency.
MapperX Software is an artificial intelligence-based software solution developed to evaluate and report thermal inspection data in solar power plants. MapperX is specifically designed to detect defects and anomalies in solar panels using advanced algorithms.
Early Fault Detection in Solar Power Plants
MapperX enables early detection of faults and damages thanks to the analysis of data from thermal and RGB inspections in solar power plants. This helps to intervene in a timely manner and avoid potential financial losses.
Increasing Efficiency: Thermal and RGB inspection data is used to identify factors that directly affect the performance of PV panels. This increases the efficiency of PV panels and minimizes losses in energy production.
Improving Performance: MapperX provides critical data to improve the overall performance of solar power plants. In solar power plants, thermal inspection is used to detect invisible defects in the panels. RGB inspection identifies problems caused by natural phenomena such as pollution, broken cracks, bird droppings. In this way, the performance of the plant can be continuously optimized.
The thermal and RGB inspection reports obtained by MapperX software enable solar power plant operators to manage a safer, more efficient and more sustainable power generation system. The reports provide guidance to technical teams, helping them to anticipate potential problems and thus ensure the longevity and efficient operation of the solar plant.