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4 escenarios en los que es muy importante realizar una inspección térmica de la planta y por qué

Los propietarios de plantas de energía fotovoltaica y sus inversores tienen como principal interés que cada proyecto fotovoltaico cumpla con las expectativas contractuales, siga las mejores prácticas de seguridad y se adecúe a todos los estándares regulatorios de la industria.

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Monitorización SCADA vs. Inspección Térmica de Plantas Solares ¿pueden sustituirse uno al otro?

El desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías ha permitido que los paneles solares tengan hoy en día una mayor eficiencia y un menor costo. Las empresas de O&M, por su parte, trabajan continuamente en el desarrollo de nuevos métodos para la inspección y mantenimiento de plantas fotovoltaicas con el fin de alargar la vida útil de los activos y maximizar su producción.

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Training for the Spanish Red Cross in collaboration with FlyWorkDrone

Preolix recently gave, together with the drone operator FlyWorkDrone and the Spanish Red Cross, a training focused on the inspection of solar plants with drones and thermal cameras. The aim of this training is to create the necessary foundations for unemployed people who are looking for a change in their professional career.

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Colaborar con empresas de drones vs poseer drones propios para la inspección de plantas fotovoltaicas

When it comes to considering whether or not to purchase equipment for the inspection of photovoltaic plants, there are several options depending on the type of inspection we want to perform, because this will also depend on the type of drone we are going to use and several other factors to consider.

Whether you are an O&M manager looking to deploy drones to optimise the maintenance of your customers' solar assets, a solar plant owner or a solar energy company, this article will help you determine the best choice between owning drones or not, as the case may be, for the inspection of photovoltaic plants.

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Learning to plan flights with UgCS for solar plant inspection with drones

Learning how to plan a flight mission with UgCS software to inspect a solar plant using drones and thermal cameras.

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Digitisation of roofs for self-consumption installations

The photographic survey is the initial stage prior to the installation of photovoltaic panels for self-consumption. It involves a technical analysis of the space where the installation is to be carried out, taking into account the dimensions, physical and geographical characteristics of the site. Once the photographic survey has been carried out, the orthomosaic is created and then the measurements are calculated in autocad. The result is a three-dimensional orthomosaic with an editable autocad plan containing all the elements of the roof and the dimensions ready to design what will be the self-consumption installation.

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Everything you need to know before inspecting a solar plant with drones and thermal cameras

Before inspecting a solar plant with drones and thermal cameras we must be sure that we have all the requirements to carry out this work.

In this article we explain in detail everything you need to take into account before going to the field, so that you can carry out a successful and quality inspection.

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Inspection of a solar plant with thermal orthomosaic vs. digital twin with individual thermal image analysis

To perform a thermal study of solar photovoltaics with drones, data can be collected in different methodologies, among which two stand out; the thermal orthomosaic and the digital twin with individual analysis of the thermal images.

We have made a flight simulation with each methodology on a 2MW photovoltaic installation to present you a real comparison of flight time of each one, amount of images needed, overlaps and results obtained.

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Learning to calculate flight altitude for solar plant inspection with drones

Calculating the flying height when inspecting a solar plant is critical because it will allow us to obtain a level of detail that will allow us to identify the different types of anomalies, for example: Hot spots or hot spots (cell type damage), bypass, disconnected strings or open strings, shorted strings or reversed polarity, etc.

In this article we explain how to obtain the GSD (Ground Sample Distance) which allows us to obtain a value in cm/px depending on the flight altitude and the technical parameters of our camera.

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State-of-the-art drones check renewable installations

Specifically, Endesa has used a Matrice 210 drone equipped with a Zenmuse XT2 thermal imaging camera to check part of the company's three photovoltaic plants in Badajoz.

Source: Digital Region

There are three installations located in Casas de Don Pedro and Talarrubias - Navavillar, Valdecaballero and Castilblanco - with 372,000 solar modules.

The drones used to fly over these facilities are multi-rotor and quadcopters, which allow for "greater stability" in the event of wind, even with the addition of the latest generation photographic equipment with top quality image capture systems, tracking of moving objects and a thermographic camera for the technical inspection of the facilities.

Thanks to the use of these drones, it has been possible to review a surface area of 10 hectares, capturing 2,900 thermal images which are now in the process of being analysed to study the behaviour of the installations and thus extend the study to the total of the 250 hectares of surface area of Endesa's three photovoltaic installations.