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Failures in Solar Power Plants

Solar power plants may also encounter various failures from time to time. Failures can negatively affect energy production and increase maintenance costs. This creates a negative situation for both field managers and the entire solar power plants may experience problems as the malfunctions in the panels will negatively affect other panels.

1. Panel Failures:

Although solar panels are resistant to external factors, they can fail for various reasons over time. These can include problems such as cracks, leaks or connection errors. Regular inspection and maintenance of PV panels can help prevent such failures.

Solution: Defective PV panels may need to be repaired or replaced. It may also be possible to extend panel lifetime with regular maintenance and cleaning.
At the same time, MapperX artificial intelligence software is fully autonomous and performs the inspection of faults in PV panels with drones and then processes the data obtained into world-class reports.

2. Inverter Failures:

Inverters are important components that convert DC electricity generated by solar panels into AC electricity. Inverter failures can negatively affect energy production. Factors such as extreme temperature, dust, humidity or power surges can cause inverter failures.

Solution: Regular maintenance and protection of inverters can help prevent failures. Faulty inverters may need to be repaired or replaced quickly.

3. Wiring Problems:

Wiring faults in solar energy systems are also a common problem. Overheating, breakage or connection errors of cables can lead to energy loss.

4. Environmental Factors:

Weather conditions, birds, trees and other environmental factors can affect the functioning of solar power plants. For example, snow accumulation or bird droppings can reduce the efficiency of the panels.

MapperX is an artificial intelligence software developed for automatic fault detection in solar energy systems. MapperX processes, makes sense of and reports thermal inspection data for solar power plants (SPP) installations.

It saves 99% time compared to manual methods and contributes to the effective execution of maintenance activities with its high accuracy rate in fault detection.

Aerial Thermal Inspection and Data Analysis with MapperX

With MapperX, you can accelerate defect detection, classification, prioritization and remediation processes by combining airborne thermal inspection, artificial intelligence and machine learning-based data analysis, and business management software.

Automatically analyze thermal inspection data to detect defects, classify and prioritize them, and quickly initiate remediation processes through MapperX software. In this way, you can increase work efficiency and minimize errors by optimizing aerial thermal inspection and data analysis processes.

MapperX identifies faults at SPP sites and provides highlights of the causes of underperformance and recommendations to improve performance.

Using thermal inspection data, MapperX identifies potential problems at sites and provides recommendations to improve performance.

The main features of MapperX are as follows:

Automatic Fault Detection: MapperX automatically analyzes thermal inspection data from drones and quickly identifies potential failures. This saves time and labor compared to manual inspections.

Digital Twin Technology: MapperX creates a digital replica of the solar site. The digital twin facilitates continuous monitoring and analysis of the site.

Anomaly Detection: The software quickly recognizes abnormal behavior on site. This allows potential problems to be identified and resolved early.

Efficiency Analyses: MapperX analyzes the efficiency of the solar site in detail and identifies opportunities for improvement.

By combining aerial surveillance, AI and machine learning-based data analysis, and business management software, you can accelerate defect detection, classification, prioritization and remediation. This integrated approach automatically analyzes aerial surveillance data to detect defects, classify and prioritize them, and quickly initiate remediation processes through business management software. By optimizing aerial surveillance and data analysis, you can increase solar field efficiency and minimize defects.

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