Australia Drone Services – Solar Farm Drone Mapping Aerial Photography
Drone Hire Adelaide – Providing Aerial Mapping and Photography For Solar Farm
The solar industry has seen a rise over the past several years and that growth is showing little signs of slowing. According to the industry is expected to reach $422 billion by 2022. As the industry continues to grow, more and more solar companies are turning to drones to enhance operations and improve their overall business.
Today, the use cases for drones are vast and expanding. Companies can perform aerial mapping, automated roof measurements, thermal imaging, and digital terrain modelling. This gives them a rich set of data to streamline workflows and generate real-time insights.
Surveying a solar farm can be one of the more time-consuming processes facing the solar industry. Traditional surveying can take days sometimes even weeks. By deploying drones, the time needed to survey a farm can be cut exponentially.
Solar panels have a tendency of overheating, causing them to go offline. This can mainly be attributed to heavy levels of dust or mechanical issues such as scratches or damage. And manually inspecting the panels could take days, or even weeks, depending on the size of the solar farm. But by using drones, solar companies could cut down on the amount of time it would take to perform inspections, significantly reducing their overall budget.
Another useful feature is aerial thermal imaging, which provides heat maps while detecting drops in energy outputs. This is instrumental when identifying solar panels that are dirty, damaged, or malfunctioning. Drones are also able to access hard to reach areas, reducing the complexity of inspections, increasing safety rates, and improving the efficiency of a solar farm’s overall maintenance.