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

Drones Improve Land Surveying

Land Surveying Drones

Land surveying can be tough work, requiring the ideal tools, dedicated time in the field and a lot of effort spent compiling the data.

The problem with this hands-on approach is that not only is it time-consuming, it can affect accuracy levels.

Companies are now looking at surveying drones and LiDAR to approve the accuracy of their methods and data, and the efficiency of their work.

What are the advantages of using these land surveying drones over traditional techniques?

surveying drone

Many companies are sure to look towards UAVs for land surveying because of the potential time that can be saved, the costs that can be cut and the safety implications that are offered.

But there is one other advantage to drones that cannot be overlooked: drones are just more accurate than humans.

This accuracy can be seen in … Read the rest

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