drone inspections for wind

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Korean drone software company, Nearthlab, offers AI-enabled drone inspection for wind turbines: saving time, money, and risk over conventional methods.

By Jim Magill

A number of countries across the world increasingly are turning to wind generated electricity as a way to combat climate change, creating new opportunities for the commercial drone industry and related businesses.

Using artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled drones and software, Nearthlab, a South Korea-based start-up company hopes to carve out a niche for itself in the rapidly growing global wind turbine inspection market.

“Amid the green energy boom, drone inspection has become a favorable option for the owners and operators of wind farms,” Jay Choi, Nearthlab’s CEO and co-founder, said in an interview.

With its autonomous drones, Nearthlab can conduct a drone inspection for a wind turbine in around fifteen minutes, far less time than that required for other inspection methods. The…


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