UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) technologies provide operational efficiency gains to solar asset management. To quantify these gains, Measure compared time, costs, and results of its 100% IR drone inspections to relevant manual inspection scenarios across four solar sites. These comparisons, documented below, yielded the following results:
Preventative maintenance of 74MW in Sunrall, MS
Comparison: Clamp Testing with 20% IV Curve Tracing Testing
Preventative maintenance of 30MW in Spargue, CT
Comparison: Voc/lsc Testing at the Combiner Box with Visual Inspection
System Commissioning for 21MW in Rincon, GA
Comparison: 100% handheld IR scanning with 15% IV Curve Tracing Testing
System Commissioning for 12.5MW in Herald, CA
Comparison: 100% IV Curve Tracing Testing
Vetted environmental factors to ensure the highest quality thermal data.
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