Use of Drones To Clean Power Lines

People often take our power lines for granted. They enjoy the electricity that comes through outlets and powers their homes, but no one ever thinks where it comes from. That is until something goes wrong with the line and the power supply becomes compromised, or worse, lost completely.

Energy companies employ maintenance men and expect to look after these lines and ensure that everything runs smoothly. This means clearing away rubbish and dealing with faults.

The rise of drones changed all that as operators could send these UAVs up into the skies for a better view of the area and potential problems. Now, a company in China has gone a step further.… Read the rest

Drones For Window Cleaning? Why Not?

Drones To Wash Windows

Window cleaning is a job that nobody enjoys because it can be so difficult to not only achieve a sparkling result but to also reach all the windows of a home or  tall office building in a safe manner.

Calling on a professional cleaning service is the way to go for many office buildings and apartment blocks, but even then these cleaners can struggle with windows on the highest floors.

One solution for homeowners that wants to do things themselves is to use a window cleaning robot.

The idea of using drones for cleaning sites is becoming much more popular

Drones for Cleaning SitesCleaning robots and drones have started to prove their worth in recent years, as developers create models that are more capable of carrying out a decent job with minimal interference from the human operator.

The … Read the rest

Cleaning Solar Panels With Drones

Solar Panel Cleaning

The Mojave Desert has long been prime real estate for solar farms due to the vast expanse of open landscape, the high levels of sunshine that can he harnessed and the proximity to some of America’s greenest areas.

There is a 3,500-acre solar farm in the desert that is capable of producing vast amounts of green electricity, but only when conditions are optimal.

Issues with dust and dirt have threatened the effectiveness of this site, to the point where engineers are looking into the potential of using drones in cleaning sites.

Solar farms are magnets for dust and need an effective cleaning solution to maintain efficiency

Drones for cleaning sitesThe problem with this sunny, empty landscape is that it is also incredibly dry. This means that dust clouds can build up in bad weather and the solar panels are often … Read the rest