Raptor Maps releases guide to solar inspections by manned aircraft
Raptor Cards has released a manual for solar PV inspections with manned aircraft, which complements training materials the company has previously published for drones.
The guide provides step-by-step information for collecting reliable health data from aircraft and helicopter PV systems, useful to solar owners and operators, O&M, engineers, EPCs and financiers, as well as pilots and other aviation professionals seeking new sources of income in the fastest growing energy sector.
“Solar owners and operators have the right to specify the quality of work done on their behalf,” said Nikhil Vadhavkar, co-founder and CEO of Raptor Maps. “The industry is moving away from the ‘check the box’ mentality and stakeholders are demanding unfiltered, original data to ensure compliance and avoid leaving money on the table. By making our manuals for drones and manned aircraft available to the public, we reaffirm our commitment to transparency and empower anyone to be an air inspection expert.”
Insights include considerations for the use of manned aircraft, flight planning, equipment mounting and operation, specific cameras, lens configurations, and aircraft makes and models used in the solar energy industry.
Download the Guide to PV Inspection via Manned Aircraft for free here.
News report from Raptor Maps