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.
Top use cases at solar farms:
Conduct frequent, autonomous inspections ensuring optimal temperature, angle and reception
Efficiently provide end-of-construction inspection reports confirming solar panel integrity and proper operation.
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
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.
Percepto enables solar farms to:
Detect hot spots, vegetation and more with AI-powered change detection supporting maximized energy output.
Effectively meet deadlines and ensure safety with 24/7 autonomous monitoring and AI for solar farm monitoring.
Fully autonomous solar panel inspections using drones frees up time for employees and increases facility production.
Bolster your security at your solar farm with on-site drones and robots – without risking your employees.
Autonomous inspections at 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.