DRONES FOR SOLAR PV 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 And Feasibility

Clearing And Earthwork

Construction Site Project Monitoring And Component Installation

Site Commissioning

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:

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

Digital Surface Model (.tif)

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Point Cloud (.las)

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Included

Ortho Scale Factor

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Orthomosaic (.tif)

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Included

3D Mesh Files

Mesh Material (.mtl)

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Included

3D Mesh (.obj)

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Included

Texture (.jpg)

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Included

AutoCad (.dwg)

Parapets

Not Included

Included

Wall Offset (IFC Standard)

Not Included

Included

Rooftop Obstructions

Not Included

Included

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