GIS Drones received a project involving the Thermography of photovoltaic modules at Masdar PV Plant.
There were conventional Alternatives available, but here’s how the team at GIS Drones completed the project in less time, at a fraction of the cost, and in greater detail.
The Masdar City 10MW Solar Photovoltaic Plant was the first grid-connected renewable energy project in the UAE and the largest of its kind in the Middle East when inaugurated.
The facility produces about 17,500 megawatt-hours of clean electricity annually and offsets 15,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The plant consists of 87,780 multi-crystalline and thin-film solar panel modules.
The Photovoltaic panels at the powerplant had to be checked for damages and anomalies at the panel surface, a symptom of structural or operational failure at the cell level.
They had two options to approach the problem.
Conventional Alternatives for the Problem
The conventional method to survey and analyze the powerplant’s solar panels would require the following:
Expensive equipment in a large quantity.
The Proposed Solution
Our Approach was to use the DJI M300 equipped with the zenmuse thermal imaging sensor. This was the perfect drone for the job. Its Key Features include
DJI Matrice 300 RTK
Conventional inspection using handheld devices is unsafe and time-consuming.
While using drones, we were able to achieve a 30%-50% Reduction in inspection cost and about 90% time savings in site inspection.
So, the project was an overall success. We also provided them with detailed post-survey analysis, and our use of software, data consistency and the team’s expertise was on point. Also, learn about Drone-based solar panel inspections
All this was possible with the help of the industry-leading technology at our hands and the experienced team members.
Without them, GIS Drones won’t be what it is today.
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