Drones will monitor one of the biggest solar farms in the world

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Percepto’s drone-in-a-box will be used to monitor one of the biggest solar farms in the world, located in Thailand.

Percepto announced that it has successfully completed the proof-of-concept phase of its automated drone inspection network for the solar power farm floating in the waters of the Sirindhorn dam basin, some 660 km East of Bangkok. The enormous grid of 145,000 panels occupies an area equivalent to about 70 soccer fields and is positioned about 350 meters away from the nearest bank. When that field stops collecting sunlight at night, the dam takes over generating electricity from water flows.

To keep the system operating at top efficiency, Percepto’s inspection drones will conduct regular inspection flights of the farm’s solar panels, and identify those requiring maintenance work or damage or breakdown repairs.

“Autonomous drones are strengthening the sustainable positioning of renewable energy facilities to achieve global climate targets,” said Percepto CEO Dor Abuhasira. “With Percepto drones, solar farms such as EGAT can be consistently monitored and inspected regardless of their size or location to further unleash the potential of renewable energy sources.”


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