Solar Panel Inspection Via Drones
Aerial Visions recently conducted a solar field inspection to find ineffective solar panels. The pilots on site operated a high tech Dji Matrice 210 with a XT2 thermal optic camera payload. Using an UAV instead of traditional methods to conduct the survey we found “hot spots” on the solar panels. Hot spots are zones on solar panels which show high temperatures leading to decreasing efficiency. Our thermal optic camera quickly picked up higher temperature zones and quickly provided feedback to the ground maintenance team to conduct repairs. Traditional methods require a team to check each panel’s wattage, which is time consuming and dangerous compared to our aerial solutions.