Drones Plus AI Making Headway as Solar Asset Management Technology

Renewable Energy World: Utility-scale solar asset management took a leap forward last week with the announcement that Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) is teaming up with Raptor Maps, a company that uses drones and machine-to-machine learning / artificial intelligence (AI). The companies hope that the solution will cut solar operations and maintenance (O&M) costs.

With the partnership, the companies are aiming to solve the data post-processing bottleneck, aka data fatigue, by allowing the drone to process more information on site instead of sending it back to a central operator for processing.

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