Autonomous solar
farm monitoring

Enhance solar farm operations, from construction to O&M

Stay on top of your site across the PV lifecycle with autonomous inspection and monitoring.

No construction delay or hot spot goes undetected with the most deployed drone-in-a-box and other robots at your solar farm. Your team can monitor your solar farm remotely with Percepto Autonomous Inspection and Monitoring (AIM) delivering AI-powered alerts, insights and reports.

Autonomous drones for efficient and secure solar energy production

Top use cases at solar farms:

AI-powered inspection

Conduct frequent, autonomous inspections ensuring optimal temperature, angle and reception

Warranty enforcement

Efficiently provide end-of-construction inspection reports confirming solar panel integrity and proper operation.

Security

Conduct pre-scheduled automatic security patrols increasing patrol frequency without raising costs

Integration with other solutions

Deliver root cause analysis for a problem or failure reported, improving response through integration with SCADA and smart metering solutions

Site construction monitoring

Monitoring actual solar farm construction progress on a daily and hourly basis for accurate up-to-date monitoring

Explore the only end-to-end autonomous inspections and monitoring solution

Our Technology

Percepto’s solution for solar farms consists of autonomous robots managed by Percepto AIM deployed across a site, with a sophisticated cloud backend for AI-powered site inspections, monitoring, surveillance, and visual data collection & management.

Gain insights into your site from anywhere in the world, all in one place with Percepto’s autonomous inspection and monitoring software.

Gain insights into your site from anywhere in the world, all in one place with Percepto’s autonomous inspection and monitoring software.

Percepto Air portfolio

The most deployed drone-in-a-box solutions, Percepto Air drones are on site 24/7 to inspect your solar farm even in the harshest weather conditions.

Integrated robots & sensors

Fully integrated robots and sensors for fully automated visual data collection, analysis and reporting – from anywhere in the world.

Percepto Air portfolio

The most deployed drone-in-a-box solutions, Percepto Air drones are on site 24/7 to inspect your facility even in the harshest weather conditions.

Integrated robots & sensors

Fully integrated robots and sensors for fully automated visual data collection, analysis and reporting – from anywhere in the world.

Percepto enables solar farms to:

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Increase production

Detect hot spots, vegetation and more with AI-powered change detection supporting maximized energy output.

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Optimize construction

Effectively meet deadlines and ensure safety with 24/7 autonomous monitoring and AI for solar farm monitoring.

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Boost productivity

Fully autonomous solar panel inspections using drones frees up time for employees and increases facility production.

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Enhance security

Bolster your security at your solar farm with on-site drones and robots – without risking your employees.

FAQs
Autonomous inspections at solar farms

How to inspect 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.

How exactly can autonomous drone inspections optimize production?

Many solar farms inspect their infrastructure yearly, so if vegetation encroaches on a panel or a hot spot occurs – it potentially reduces production for up to a year. Solar farms relying on autonomous inspections typically inspect their infrastructure on a weekly basis, implementing preventive maintenance strategies to perform repairs as faults occur.

How much time will I save with autonomous inspections?

Our clients see a 90% time savings by using autonomous drones and robots to inspect and monitor solar farms, freeing up employee time to focus on more critical tasks.

How does a drone perform solar panel inspections?

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.

What role does AI or computer vision play at solar farms?

Percpeto’s AI algorithm automatically detects temperature changes and physical faults or failures, including cracks and vegetation. Currently Percepto AIM is the only inspection solution on the market that offers AI-powered change detection for solar farms.

What drones are used for solar farm inspection?

Any drone can be used to inspect solar farms. For more frequent inspections, it is ideal to have a drone on site. For higher quality inspections, many choose a drone with thermal imaging capabilities.

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.