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Lawmaker Introduces the ‘UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Act’

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on March 18, 2016

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., has introduced the “UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Act,” which he says would ensure critical infrastructure operators are able to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). S.2684 would direct the U.S. secretary of transportation to develop a [Read More]

PrecisionHawk, Genera Energy Building Aerial Analysis Tools for Biomass Crops

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UAO Staff on November 03, 2015

PrecisionHawk and Genera Energy have partnered to develop new analysis algorithms specific to improving the efficiency and quality of sustainable biomass crop production and distribution. The algorithms will convert raw aerial imagery collected by drones and satellites into an actionable [Read More]

HUVRData Lands $2M to Expand Drone Services in Energy Industries

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UAO Staff on August 11, 2015

Austin, Texas-based HUVRData LLC, a drone-based data analytics provider for industrial markets, has received $2 million in funding from angel investment organizations, including Central Texas Angel Network, Houston Angel Network and the Texas HALO Fund. Earlier this year, HUVR received [Read More]

N.D. Renewable Energy Program Funds Project for Solar-Powered UAS

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UAO Staff on July 29, 2015

With a goal of creating a ‘solar soaring power management system’ for unmanned aircraft, Fargo, N.D.-based Packet Digital LLC has been awarded a research and development grant from the North Dakota Industrial Commission's Renewable Energy Program (REP). The power management [Read More]

College’s Wind Energy Program Integrates UAV Training

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UAO Staff on June 24, 2015

The Wind Energy Department of Cloud County Community College (CCCC) recently held a two-day, 12-hour ‘Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Community Enrichment’ class in Concordia, Kan. According to CCCC, the class – taught by Monte Poersch, a wind energy [Read More]

Michigan Energy Company Debuts Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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UAO Staff on June 23, 2015

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, recently launched an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near a Jackson County electric substation to help determine how the technology can improve how the company monitors power lines, wind turbines and other equipment. Consumers Energy says [Read More]

UAVs and Renewable Energy: A Cheaper and Safer Option

Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2015

CalCom Solar, a Visalia, Calif.-based engineering, procurement and construction firm for solar photovoltaic installations, is testing the waters of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and, in the process, seeing a slew of future applications. Nic Stover, the company's CEO, is no [Read More]