Drone solar inspections

using ai for cost-effective, efficient solar asset inspections

To help solar companies reduce costs and increase energy production, ConnexiCore partnered with Raptor Solar™ an Artificial-Intelligence (AI) enabled software solution.

We process thermal and color imagery generated from aerial drone solar site inspections and/or manned aircraft. Every image is analyzed with a state-of-the-art machine learning algorithm, and anomalies are detected, classified, and localized.

With our nationwide network of experienced FAA-licensed drone service operators and Raptor Maps software, we can support your solar PV system via aerial inspection at any location in the United States. ConnexiCore will coordinate the operation with your dedicated project manager and fly the mission, analyze the data, and return a comprehensive and actionable report that will dramatically improve your decision-making process. 

AI-powered software allows solar PV systems to adopt drone technology to review and processes aerial images taken of the solar PV system and then classifies and prioritizes 100% of all anomalies and provides the exact onsite location of each anomaly to be addressed. We support solar companies that own, manage, and maintain assets and have internal drone programs or need aerial inspection services, allowing any PV system to maximize productivity. We’re proudly working to service the solar industry to efficiently scale by utilizing aerial thermography, artificial intelligence, and thermal data to increase solar production and reduce costs.

PV Solar Site Preparation, Inspection, and Analytics

Drone technology offers many advantages for rooftop solar panel inspectors as well as operators of expansive solar farms. Combining drones and Raptor Maps software helps plan, monitor, and track as well as delivering numbers and percentages on the current state of your project. Remotely oversee progress to ensure benchmarks align with project deadlines. Deliver metrics on the current state of your project to management and stakeholders.

Post-construction clearly view temperature anomalies on thermal images by scanning installed solar panels during normal operation across large areas within a short time frame, allowing problem or suspect panels to be isolated quickly, and readying them for remedial action to keep energy production at optimum levels.

Drone Solar Inspections SErvices For ALl 4 Phases

Pre-Construction Land and Site Survey and Feasibility

  • Surveying, Mapping, 3D Modeling
  • Geo-Referenced imaging and site data before beginning construction
  • Prevent last-minute surprises and delays

Clearing and Earthwork

  • Confirm clearing is completed accurately
  • Measure and track earthwork volume
  • Verify site development follows the design plans

Construction Site Project Monitoring and Component Installation

  • Quantify the progression of equipment PV system installation
  • Compare report data to data from the field
  • Reports include racking, leg/beam sets, assemble tables, modules, fencing, ballasts, etc.

Site Commissioning

  • File warranty claims confirming all requirements have been met
  • Ensure the solar PV system is safe and performing optimally
  • Minimize the transfer of risk

Rooftop Engineering and Solar PV Planning 

Aerial inspections of rooftop sites enable teams to properly plan installation and remotely confirm project progress. View obstacles, accurately plan to measure missions, and have a precise base inspection map.

The benefits of incorporating aerial inspections into your planning and maintenance workflow include:

  • Aerial inspections are 75% quicker than manual inspections, enabling teams to obtain necessary permits faster and eliminating developer bottlenecks by inspecting more sites in a shorter period of time.
  • Design the site right the first time with precise aerial data and prevent unexpected costs later in the project.
  • Leverage drone inspections to eliminate the safety hazards of manual rooftop visits.

STANDARD LEVEL INSPECTION

Utilize CAD compatible files to accurately plan rooftop PV installations. Import the files into engineering and
design software to easily update the rooftop base map with current conditions.

COMPREHENSIVE LEVEL INSPECTION

Includes all standard level files along with the annotated dimensioned AutoCAD (.dwg) file. Easily receive the
exact measurements of boundaries, obstructions, and offsets.

Deliverables

Deliverable

Standard Level

Comprehensive Level

Cad Compatible Files

Orthomosaic (.tif)

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Digital Surface Model (.tif)

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Point Cloud (.las)

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Ortho Scale Factor

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3D Mesh Files

Mesh Material (.mtl)

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3D Mesh (.obj)

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Texture (.jpg)

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AutoCad (.dwg

Parapets

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Wall Offset (IFC Standard)

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Rooftop Obstructions

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