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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]

C-Astral Boosts UAV Flight Time with Alta Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 01, 2016

C-Astral Aerospace, a provider of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has signed an agreement with Alta Devices, a manufacturer of thin-film solar technology, under which Alta will provide its solar cells to help enhance the flight time for C-Atral’s newest [Read More]

DroneDeploy, DJI Aim to Increase Solar Panel Inspection Efficiency

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 12, 2016

In an effort to increase the efficiency of solar panel inspections via unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), DroneDeploy and DJI have teamed up to deliver new inspection and thermal imagery capabilities. With two taps on an iOS or Android device, customers [Read More]

Drone Inspections Provider Launches for U.K. Solar Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 19, 2016

Push Energy Ltd. and Buzzflyer Ltd. have established Above Surveying Ltd. as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections company for the solar photovoltaics market in the U.K. Above Surveying says it incorporates its patent-pending geo-referencing aerial pyranometer (GAP) technology and [Read More]

Rooftop Solar Arrays Get Photographed by UAVs in India

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 12, 2015

A department of the Indian government is deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to take photos of rooftop solar arrays in the City of Chandigarh. The Tribune reports that the Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) enlisted the [Read More]

Drone Emerges as Quality Control Tool for Solar Developer

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on November 10, 2014

Solar and wind project developer BQ Energy is adopting unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology as a new method of quality control. The Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based firm, which sites projects mostly on brownfields and landfills, collects aerial images or video of a [Read More]

Brush-Wielding Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Cleans Off Solar Panels

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2014

A start-up has created an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with brushes specifically for cleaning off solar panels. Mechanical engineer Ridha Azaiz, whose company Aerial Power is currently testing the aircraft in Chile, created the SOLARBRUSH cleaning brooms to increase [Read More]

Solar Company Incorporating Drones into Design Process

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2014

Sol-Up USA, a privately owned solar panel service and installation company in Las Vegas, says it will now use unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to assess roof spaces to aid in the drafting and designing process. Sol-Up says a UAS can [Read More]

UAV Fueled Completely by Solar Hits the Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2014

Photovoltaic solar cell and module developer Sunlight Photonics Inc. has introduced what it says is the first commercially available, solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the SUNLINK-5. The SUNLINK-5 is a small, lightweight UAV for commercial and civil applications in the [Read More]