New algorithm for solar panel detection🌞 and more on how we sustain solar industry's exponential growth
As the aerial data that our systems collect increases, so must the performance of our algorithms. We provide fully-automated aerial inspection and monitoring services to our clients in solar energy throughout their project. Our new algorithm enables us to detect, count, and locate solar panels with 99% accuracy under varying lighting and environmental conditions. As a result, we streamline our daily counting process and provide more accurate data much faster than our previous algorithm.
We handle almost everything that needs counting and measuring in all stages of a solar project.
- In the pre-construction and planning period, we provide topographic models, hydrologic analysis, and obstacle analysis with high geographical precision and accuracy.
- During the construction period, we generate daily maps and videos of the site. After processing the collected media, we measure the progress of the piling structures', the mounting racks' and the photovoltaic panels' installations, position, area, and volume measurements of trenches and inverter foundations as well as counting the construction machinery/vehicles and personnel on the site.
- When the construction is over, and the solar site is fully operational, Soar's autonomous system continues its daily flights, generating thermal maps and videos along with visible spectrum maps and videos. From thermal data, Soar's algorithms detect cell, multi-cell, diode, string, combiner, and inverter level defects. We use visible spectrum data to detect shattering, soiling, shadowing, vegetation, and missing panels. As a result, Soar's software generates a detailed report of the detected faults. It marks them on the as-built and RGB map of the site down to cell level, as well as showing all detected errors on a table, indicating string, row, and module numbers with geolocations. Clients' total loss is calculated and prioritized each depending on their importance and urgency.
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