Percepto automated inspection drones monitor Thai solar farm
Automated drone-in-a-box hardware and service developer Percepto has put the finishing touches on the aerial network that will be used for regular inspection and data analysis of a giant floating solar power farm in Thailand, reputed to be among the world’s largest.
Percepto announced today 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 410 miles 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 artificial intelligence-enhanced, automated UAVs – operating off the company’s Autonomous Inspection and Monitoring software…