The Power and Utilities sector is undergoing a radical transformation. Technological advancements and rising consumer expectations are exerting pressure that demands new capabilities. You are at a point where you can’t really afford to move ahead assessing the efficiency of the assets with the same old traditional methods – by the time the traditional inspection is done, even a minor issue can develop into a catastrophic accident.
Drones seem to be everywhere— inspecting telecom towers, surveying land, assessing power lines, inspecting solar power plants, and more. But, why are drones so prevalent? The answer would be ‘why should we compromise our Time, Money, and Energy, on less accurate and inefficient data when there is an unparalleled alternative that does the job way better?’ Yes, it is as simple as that!
Today’s solar panels are built to last decades- however, longevity and production efficiency are not interlinked. Using three DJI M300 RTKs, each equipped with the Zenmuse H20T, the FEDS Team collected data at the rate of 2,200 panels per day. With the 55min flight time and improved accuracy thanks to RTK, we collected data of the entire solar farm in just five days. Let’s explore on improving operations with Drone Solar Inspections powered by DJI M300 RTK.