One software solution for solar construction and O&M
With growing demand for green energy, companies need to scale up, monitor multiple construction projects simultaneously and ensure deadlines are met. Guaranteeing construction quality, managing successful handover to operations, and optimizing maintenance and production prove a challenge.
Any PV farm can harness the power of automation to scale up solar construction and operations – with end-to-end drone inspections powered by Percepto Autonomous Inspection and Monitoring (AIM) software.
Top use cases for solar farms
Monitor multiple construction projects
Monitor multiple contractors’ daily progress versus plan to prevent delays and overheads, all in one dashboard
Track construction progress
Ensure plans are on track with accurate object counting provided by advanced algorithms
Ensure compliance with plans
Compare as-built to plan on your site’s geospatial map using the CAD overlay feature
Automate your data management with records automatically uploaded to the cloud and stored on a geospatial data model
Streamline preventive maintenance
Direct your team to the right place at the right time, with insights you can’t get from the ground
Benefits of Percepto AIM for PV sites
Easily and accurately track construction timelines with daily progress reports
Stick to the plan
Detect deviations between as-built and design as soon as they
happen and avoid errors & rework
Improve preventive maintenance by directing your team to the right place at the right time
Get automated, on-demand, insights, and reports, for multiple sites, from anywhere in the world
Never miss an offline string or tilted tracker, using frequent aerial thermal inspections, and PV anomaly reports
Streamline warranty claims with records automatically stored on a digital geospatial model
Software solution for solar farms
Industry best practices dictate that solar farms should be manually inspected once a year. Inspectors generally look for vegetation, hot spots and physical faults.
When your data analysis software automatically detects faults and issues such as tilted trackers or cracked modules, you can easily direct your team to the right spot at the right time and prevent small issues from becoming large ones. Give technicians detailed information over the problem so they will know exactly what equipment to bring and how to fix the problem in the shortest time possible.
Piloted drones are directed to solar panels, collecting visual data of the panels and other components. That data is later manually reviewed to look for faults or failures. Autonomous drones inspect solar panels at the same height and angle every time. Percepto’s autonomous drones feed highly repetitive and high-quality data to AI algorithms that detect faults and failures.
Drone based annual PV inspections are conducted by many solar farms in order to locate and record PV anomalies for warranty and insurance claims. As some solar farms settle for yearly basic thermographic analysis, others enjoy a more comprehensive solution; conducting frequent drone inspections and detecting thermal anomalies at the panel level, e.g. hotspots, along with visual faults, such as soiling or vegetation growing over panels, in a timely manner, that can hamper energy production.
Drones can capture hundreds of images and videos, how can all this data be stored and managed? A cloud-based visual data management software can map all drone, robot, or sensor data on a user-friendly digital twin of your site. When scaling up, big energy companies choose to own their data from day one, keeping track of all construction projects in one place, recording every step of the way, to streamline decision-making and ensure everything runs smoothly.
Frequent drone inspections enable remote site visibility, with insights you cannot get from the ground:
- Use drones for high resolution terrain mapping
- Accurately estimate groundwork based on aerial inspection
- Gain daily progress reports powered by drones
- Stop relying on 3rd party updates with frequent
Autonomous drones for efficient solar energy production
To learn more about how our autonomous drone systems help innovative solar farms improve ROI for sites worldwide, view our in-depth report on Autonomous Drones for Efficient and Secure Solar Energy Production.