The integration of drones into the solar energy sector is delivering a range of benefits. Drones are used to assess the functioning of solar panels, increase their effectiveness, and lower the associated expenses. With high vantage points, drones make it feasible to assess potential places for new solar plants or detect broken or dysfunctional panels with ease, all of which can be geotagged to ensure nothing is missed.
Thermal imaging payloads can identify the amount of solar radiation across the solar farm, while accounting for environmental factors like humidity and cloud cover, which might affect energy production. This enables more precise projections of energy output, helping solar energy producers maximize their investments.