Archive for renewables

Renewables Consultancy Adopts Drones for Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

Scotland-based renewables consultancy SgurrEnergy – part of the clean energy business of Wood Group, an oil and gas services company – has brought unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection services. Following approval from the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority [Read More]

Power Company Expanding Drone Inspections to 17 Countries

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

Drone as a Service operator Measure has announced a new strategic partnership with The AES Corp., which will be using Measure’s services to remotely inspect energy infrastructure globally. AES, a Fortune 200 global power company, provides sustainable energy to 17 [Read More]

Lufthansa Forms UAS Partnership with Wind Power Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 23, 2016

The Nordex Group, a German wind turbine manufacturer, has formed a partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) for unmanned aircraft system (UAS)-supported inspections of wind turbines. According to Nordex, an important part of the technology is being able to conduct [Read More]

Ann Arbor Drone Company Inks Federal Grant for Turbine Inspection Research

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2016

SkySpecs, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of autonomous drones for the inspection of wind turbines, has received a small-business voucher (SBV) from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) office of energy efficiency and renewable energy, according to an announcement from [Read More]

Companies Combine Forces for Drone-Based Wind Turbine Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2016

Austin, Texas-based HUVRdata and Grand Forks, N.D.-based EdgeData are collaborating on drone-based aerial inspection services for the wind power industry. The partnership will leverage HUVRdata’s data-capture capabilities and cloud-based services and EdgeData’s BladeEdge analytics software for automated blade-condition assessment. The [Read More]

Cyberhawk Carries Out Unmanned Inspections for Offshore Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 11, 2016

Scotland-based Cyberhawk Innovations, a provider of drone-based inspections and surveys, has completed an operations and maintenance inspection project for Forewind’s Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, situated 150 kilometers off the coast of the U.K. The project saw a team of [Read More]

Wind Power Giant Chooses Drone-Based Inspections in North America

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2016

Santa Cruz, Calif.-based InspecTools Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with Vestas in which they will work together to deploy drone-based inspections of wind turbine blades in North America. Denmark-headquartered Vestas is a global provider of wind turbine manufacturing and maintenance services. [Read More]

Scottish Drone Inspections Provider Plans Expansion into U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2016

Livingston, Scotland-based Cyberhawk, which provides industrial inspections and surveys using unmanned aerial vehicles, says it has received a funding package totaling 2 million British pounds from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ growth finance team. Having previously received equity funding from Scottish [Read More]

Renewables Consultancy Adds Trimble UX5 UAS to Mapping Tools

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2016

Independent renewable energy consultancy Natural Power, which is based in Scotland and operates globally, has invested in the Trimble UX5 unmanned aircraft system (UAS). For the first mission, Natural Power says it deployed the aircraft from a hillside overlooking the [Read More]

UAVs for Wind Turbine Inspections to be a $6B Market by 2024: Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2015

Cumulative global revenue for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sales and inspection services for wind turbines is expected to reach nearly $6 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. To inspect the blades of the more than [Read More]