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Field Design with Drone Use in Solar Energy

98% of solar experts conduct on-site technical inspections prior to construction, and more than 50% do so before the sales process is finalized. Traditionally, solar companies have to deal with time-consuming and error-prone processes and manual measurements.

MapperX solar design software aims to make roof and site inspections a thing of the past, reducing time spent in the field by up to 90% and increasing design accuracy, minimizing redesign requirements, order changes and delays on the day of installation. It leverages drone technology and 3D modeling tools.

Transforming the solar industry, this solution aims to revolutionize field processes as well as increase design accuracy, leading to more robust energy projects of the future.

Solar Energy System Design with MapperX: A 3-Step Advanced Technology Approach

Aerial Monitoring

High-resolution photographs (JPEGs) are taken by drones to capture and digitize the characteristics of solar sites.

3D Modeling

Scaled 3D models of the solar site are automatically generated, providing a complete view at the design stage.

Comprehensive Reporting

CAD files, shading analysis reports, bidding documents and other necessary files are easily generated, making it easy to manage every stage of the project.

Using Drones for Ground Analysis in Solar Power Plant Installation

Accurate ground analysis is an important step for a successful solar power plant installation. At this stage, the use of drones plays an important role with the development of technology.

The Role of Drone Technology in Solar Power Plant Installation

Drones have become a tool that makes the ground analysis process more effective thanks to their high-resolution cameras and advanced sensors. The advantages of using drones in solar power plant installation are as follows:

Fast and Detailed Data Collection: Drones can quickly scan large areas and collect high-resolution images and data. This makes the ground analysis process faster and more efficient.

High Sensitivity: With the ability to closely examine the details of the ground surface, drones can determine ground properties with high precision. This makes it easier to identify the most suitable areas for solar panels and mounting structures.

Safety and Accessibility: Drones can be used even in difficult terrain conditions. Data can be collected even in hard-to-reach areas, without putting people at safety risks.

Cost and Efficiency: Compared to traditional soil analysis methods, the use of drones is a lower cost and more efficient option. The ability to collect more data in less time accelerates the progress of the project.

Aerial Imaging with Drone and Solar Design Process

Drone technology is used effectively at every stage of the solar power plant installation process.

Site Analysis: The drone takes high-resolution images of potential sites, analyzing sunlight exposure, shading and topography. The data helps to create the most accurate design.

Position and Angles of Panels: The images obtained by the drone help position the panels at the most efficient angles. This allows the sun to collect maximum energy.

Make Solar Design Simple by Maintaining Accuracy with MapperX

MapperX software allows to create precise and realistic system layouts for solar sites. With MapperX, it is now easier to plan photorealistic system layouts, estimate production, export CAD files and create shading analyses approved by all major regulatory bodies.

Create Customizable Layouts

On sites with MapperX, users can automatically determine slope, azimuth and roof measurements. Once the arrays are in place, they can select any module type and design them as vertical or horizontal (or both). It is also possible to add adjustable array spacing throughout the system.

Artificial Intelligence and Solar Design

MapperX is effectively used in areas such as artificial intelligence techniques, data analysis, prediction, optimization and decision support in the solar energy design process.

Optimization and Design: MapperX helps to optimize design parameters such as placement angles of solar panels, module types, array layouts. With MapperX, designs that provide the highest energy efficiency can be created more quickly.

Shade Analysis and Performance Monitoring: Shading in solar energy systems can significantly affect efficiency. MapperX analyzes the shading conditions of solar panels and provides the best arrangement by integrating this information into the system design.

Solar design with MapperX utilizes the power of modern technology to speed up design processes and increase efficiency.

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