Thermography of Solar Power Plants with Drones (UAVs)


/15th October 2018, by Drone Market Watch™/


Aerial infrared imaging linked to high definition image capture for inspection of photovoltaic modules is widely accepted as an industry standard. Thermal imaging detects defective panel cells, connection points and complete arrays that form individual electrical phases. Solar panel inspection forms an essential part of quality control methodology and periodic maintenance schedules and this technology provides an efficient method of validating new installations and helps to maintain maximum operational output from aging infrastructures.

Recently manufactured solar panels are now considered both reliable and robust although reduced efficiency depends on the environment and operating conditions. Damage from freeze/thaw cycles, lighting strikes, moisture intrusion and micro vibrations within the building structures can seriously affected the integrity of the installation. Carefully planned inspection and regular automated reporting solutions offered by drone (UAV) manufacturers and service providers help to maintain solar panel efficiency and reliable operation.

When a solar panel at a huge solar power plant malfunctions and generates less electricity, the increased electrical resistance makes it heat up. Warm spots will be revealed by a drone (UAV) equipped with cameras and infrared sensors that transmits images and thermographs to the ground. The drones will follow routes programmed in advance.

The global solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants inspection and other associated services market has been gaining momentum due to the growing solar energy capacity across the globe. During the contractual warranty period and after warranty O&M contract and related services with the manufacturer, maintenance, inspections and repair actions have to be performed on the solar PV modules to ensure their stable condition for uninterruptable generation of electricity. 

Drone Market Watch™ published the new report Drones in Solar Power Industry Global Market Outlook 2018÷2027. This independent, 170+ page report of analyzes global market for drones (UAVs) application in solar power industry regarding market dynamics, technology characteristics, industry structure, innovations and key industry vendors. Through extensive research and discussions with experts in the industry, Drone Market Watch™ has identified a series of market trends that will impact this market over the coming decade.


The more information about Drones (UAVs) in Solar Power Industry, including full contact details of drone manufacturer and industry vendors you may read here: Drones in Solar Power Industry Global Market Outlook 2018÷2027


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