Autonomous Drones Monitor Floating Solar Farms
Percepto Autonomous Drones to be Deployed to Monitor Floating Solar Farm
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby
Today, leading autonomous inspection and monitoring solution provider Percepto revealed that it has successfully concluded a proof-of-concept (POC) for the observation of a 250 acre floating solar farm alongside the Electric Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).
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Positioned 350m off of the closest shoreline on the Sirindhorn dam basin in Southeastern Thailand, the solar farm is one of the largest of its kind, and comprises seven sections supported by buoys. Reflecting Thailand’s goal of reaching carbon neutral status by 2050, the floating solar farm consists of 145,000 solar panels, which gather power from the sun during the day and convert energy from flowing water at night. In partnership with Thai drone consultancy and equipment provider Top Engineering Corporation, Percepto…