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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]

SkySpecs, Siemens Wind Power Taking Turbine Inspections to ‘Next Level’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 28, 2017

Siemens is collaborating with unmanned inspections company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for both onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections. The goal of the collaboration, according to the companies, is to develop a push-button inspection system that is faster, [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]

Cyberhawk Touts Success for Drones in Wind Power

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

Citing increased demand from both domestic and international markets, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections company Cyberhawk Innovations is reporting 12 months of success within its wind power division. Headquartered in Livingston, Scotland, the company also has bases in Houston, the [Read More]

Offshore Wind Power Company Tries out Drones for Scouting Birds

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2016

A drone has been used in a successful trial to count cliff-nesting seabirds at a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) reserve on the U.K. coast. With funding from offshore wind company DONG Energy, the trial took place at [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]

SkySpecs Holding Drone Inspection Demo at Wind Energy Event

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 06, 2016

Want to see drones in action for wind turbine inspections? SkySpecs will be demonstrating its automated drone technology at the upcoming Wind Energy Expo/WindEurope Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Taking place on Sept. 28 at 2 p.m., the invitation-only demo will [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]

DroneView Technologies Inks Partnership for Wind Turbine Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

ABS Group, a provider of technical inspection and verification services to the global power and wind energy industries, has signed an agreement with DroneView Technologies to deliver wind turbine inspections using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According to Ted Hofbauer, ABS [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]