AI Drone Solar Panel Inspection
Our solution enables faster, frequent, and accurate inspection of your solar energy farms to improve longevity by timely maintenance while reducing the cost.
How AI and Drones Revolutionize the Solar Energy Sector
The solar energy industry is one of the key fields in the renewable energy sector which has seen considerable growth and applications in recent years. More than most industries, efficiency plays a very critical role in sustaining solar energy generation and operations which makes regular inspections of paramount importance.
AI-powered inspections systems utilizing drones can cut down inspection times and costs drastically and quickly identify potential defects that could compromise power yield by catching them early on.
How Folio3’s AI Drone Inspection Solution Works?
Folio3 AI’s solutions are designed to utilize different drone hardware like thermal imaging cameras to identify various anomalies while conducting complete solar farm inspections. The solution identifies hotspots on cells, diode failures, detect shattered or dirty solar panels, other panel coating or fogging anomalies, etc.
We build bespoke systems for our clients that are specifically developed for their operations and requirements, therefore, each one of our implementations creates a unique advantage for our respective clients.
Thermal Vision Support
Utilize thermal imagery to identify hotspots, anomalies, and potential defects in your solar farm installation.
Analyze Mapping & Geospatial Data
Leverage AI to accurate map terrain and identify any anomalies within your solar farm.
Insightful Analysis & Reports
Get in-depth analysis and reports regarding the health of your solar farm and operations.
AI-powered drones provide great cost and efficiency advantages to solar energy farms and operations. Traditionally, inspections would involve a team of experts checking each individual panel with thermal cameras and recording faults which in the case of most farms may take from several weeks to months just for inspection.
On the other hand, a drone powered by our AI solution will accomplish this in a matter of days depending on the size of the farm. Not only is this remarkably faster than manual practices but it also drives down the cost of maintenance as well which is a recurring overhead contributor.
Other AI Drone Applications
We have built solutions to cater to a number of different use cases and scenarios.
Utilize drones to identify and map terrain characteristics and anomalies. From identifying buildings and structures using LIDAR tech to detecting anomalies like landslides, etc.
Leverage AI to detect pests, diseases, and other factors like water distribution to maximize yield and efficiency while driving down the costs and wastage.
Maximize the efficiency of your ranch by keeping a count of your cattle and livestock, identify predators in your geofenced area, and monitor the quality of pastures.
Conduct timely and quick inspections of your pipeline infrastructure by identifying anomalies such as damage, spillage, illegal encroachment, and theft.
Wind Turbine Inspection
Conduct quick and accurate inspections of wind turbines for the timely detection of damage and indications of wear.
Why Choose Folio3?
With over a decade of experience in delivering digital transformation solutions in different verticals, from AI solutions, enterprise applications, and mobile apps, we have the expertise to become the technology provider you need to create a lasting competitive advantage.
Folio3 offers extensive expertise and experience by leveraging in-depth industry insight. We help clients achieve maximum potential by predicting loss points and providing actionable vision.
Our team of professionals includes more than 300 skilled developers with the right certifications and qualifications to address your every requirement.
Our extensive list of satisfied customers includes companies from a wide range of industries both public and private, including healthcare, manufacturing, retail and traffic management.
Our solutions are built to be ready to scale as your enterprise grows larger.
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AI Drone Solar Panel Inspection FAQs
How is AI used in drones?
AI enables drones to do more than just capture images or videos captured with the mounted camera. With AI, drones can now perceive and identify areas enabling them to map areas, track objects, detect anomalies, and provide analytical reports.
How are drones used for inspections?
Once the visual data is captured by the drone, the AI-powered software analyzes the footage/images to identify specific characteristics like objects, anomalies, or other factors like temperature ranges and after crunching that data presents it in insightful reports. Thereby, greatly reducing the time and effort required by conducting a manual inspection.
Are drone surveys accurate?
For drone surveying, accuracy can mean different things. Like, for conventional photogrammetric tech it can be higher resolution images as those are used to create 3D planes. Whereas advanced LiDAR technology might offer the same pixel sizes but offers a lot more useful data of topological characteristics. So, the technology being deployed goes a long way in determining the accuracy of the surveys.