With worldwide efforts to embrace renewable sources of energy underway, installation of solar panels has increased dramatically among organisations and households alike. A single defective cell can compromise the entire system. Manual inspection is a time-consuming process requiring workers to potentially climb high-rise platforms and expensive scaffolding – and in certain circumstances there is a need to halt power production to follow proper safety procedures.
Householders and solar panel farms alike can take advantage of this quick and easy service – Man with a Drone offers a simple service that thermally detects which cells are faulty. Defective cells mean that the solar panel is not performing in the right way – therefore not producing the power that the householder needs – meaning less hot water, less power to the house, less power output from the solar panel farm. Once identified a specialist professional can rectify the issue and return the panel to full working order.
With a boot up time of just a few seconds, Man with a Drone’s Parrot Anafi Thermal drone uses it’s integrated FLIR Lepton Thermal sensor and a powerful zoom to detect centimetric hot spots and possible anomalies on the solar panel – even from an altitude of up to 40 m. In large solar panel installations up to 5 solar panel rows at a time can be surveyed – without the need to shut down the main photovoltaic plant.
Householders and solar panel installations alike – call Man with a Drone on 07875 956290 for further details.