SPP Thermal and RGB Fault Detection by Inspection
Solar power plants (SPPs) are sites that convert energy from the sun into electricity. SPPs are environmentally friendly energy sources that offer high efficiency and low cost. However, PV plants also need regular maintenance and repair. As part of these maintenance and repair activities, thermal inspections are carried out by drone.
Thermal Inspection in Solar Power Plants
In solar power plants, thermal inspection evaluates the temperature distribution of panels and components. Using thermal drones, the surface temperatures of the panels are analyzed. Uneven temperature distributions can be a sign of anomalies or poor performance of the panels. For example, a high temperature in a certain area of a panel may indicate a cell or cable failure in that area.
Thermal inspection is a method used to detect temperature differences in photovoltaic (PV) panels used in power plants. PV panels heat up as they convert sunlight into electrical energy. This heat can affect the efficiency and performance of the panels. Thermal inspection detects heat losses, failures and anomalies in PV panels.
Thermal inspection is done using thermal drones. Thermal cameras are devices that visually display the temperature of objects.
RGB inspection is a method used to detect the visible characteristics of PV panels used in solar power plants. With RGB inspection, contamination, damage and other defects in PV panels can be detected.
RGB inspection is done using a drone. RGB cameras are devices that show the visible properties of objects. Images of the PV panels in the SPP are taken with the RGB camera. In these images, the faults of the panels are detected.
PV Panel Inspection
Conditions such as cracks, contamination, ghosting or material degradation on the surface of the panels can negatively affect panel performance. Thermal and RGB inspection is used to detect such defects and intervene early for repair or maintenance.
Solar Power Plant Inspection by Drone with Thermal Camera:
Compared to traditional inspection methods, drones with thermal cameras are more effective at inspecting solar power plants quickly, precisely and comprehensively.
Equipped with high-resolution thermal cameras, drones can observe the SPP site from a bird’s eye view and record thermal data instantaneously. This technology can scan large areas of solar power plants in a short time and uncover previously undetected faults.
PV Panel Review with MapperX
MapperX is a software for detecting anomalies from thermal and RGB images. MapperX uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to analyze thermal and RGB images. In this way, MapperX can detect even small anomalies that the human eye cannot see.
Anomaly Detection with MapperX
Mapperx automatically detects anomalies in thermal and RGB images using artificial intelligence technology.
MapperX detects anomalies from thermal and RGB images and generates a world-class report. This report shows the location, size and type of anomalies. This report helps the maintenance and repair teams of solar power plants to detect faults quickly and easily.
MapperX completes thermal inspections at solar power plants in just a few hours. This drone-based technology provides coverage of up to 10 MW per hour. This means being able to cover 10 times more area compared to manual inspections by hand.
While manual surveys can take days or even months, MapperX scans the entire solar field in just a few hours. This results in 99% time savings. In addition, accurate detections and rapid response minimize costs.
MapperX not only increases the efficiency of solar power plants, but also contributes to the future of environmentally friendly energy production. MapperX is an indispensable artificial intelligence-based software solution for more effective maintenance, more energy production and a clean energy future.
By analyzing the thermal inspection data of solar panels, MapperX generates detailed reports. These reports enable to quickly identify problems and generate solutions. Thus, maintenance teams take action quickly, minimizing any interruption in energy production.