Solar PV System Inspections

Intelligent Aerial Thermography that Improves Operational Workflow, Safety and Profitability

PV Solar System Inspections

Intelligent Aerial Thermography that Improves Operational Workflow, Safety and Profitability

IAS provides an end-to-end service from flight operations to artificial intelligent (AI) geo-referenced analytics and reports utilising the latest developments in drone hardware and software. All our operations meet industry standard safety and quality requirements

Increase ROI by identifying anomalies that impact your PV systems performance. Whether you wish to identify module tilt tracking errors or full-scale analysis in accordance with IEC TS 62446-3 technical specifications, we provide aerial solutions to suit your needs from preconstruction to commissioning and system maintenance

We Detect And Locate Solar PV Anomalies

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Cell-Level Anomaly Identification

Artificial-Intelligence (AI) software platform

Meet IEC Technical Standards

Unparalleled insight into the PV system

Absolute temperature delta’s combined with 1 cm /px resolution; it has never been easier to identify cell-level anomalies.

Increase production and reduce operational costs

Use the platform to combine aerial inspection imagery into detailed analytics on the asset condition and easy to use reports for asset management and work orders.

IEC TS 62446-3

Photovoltaic Systems – Requirements for testing, documentation, and Maintenance Part 3: Photovoltaic modules and plants.

Outdoor infrared thermography: Identification of defects with Class of Abnormality (CoA) 2 and 3

Legal & Insured Drone Operators

Solar Construction

Commissioning & Maintenance 

Professional Operators

All our pilots hold a Remote Pilots Licence (RPL) and operate aircraft registered with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). These pilots are specially trained in advanced solar aerial data collection adhering to strict safety regulations.

Operational procedures, safety standards and manuals are developed in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) allowing for international operations.

Manage, Monitor and Plan

Solar Construction project developments are evaluated with an intuitive visual timeline from multiple surveys, a detailed topographic orthomosaic and advanced project analytics such as earthwork and clearing volumes, beam sets, assemble tables, number of modules, fencing and shadowing. Read more

Identify and Rectify

Guarantee the PV system is fully operational by identifying any anomalies before the demobilization of engineering teams to ensure they are rectified timeously. For more information on the type of Inspections click here

Cell-Level Anomaly Identification

Unparalleled insight into the PV system

Absolute temperature delta’s combined with 1 cm /px resolution; it has never been easier to identify cell-level anomalies.

Artificial-Intelligence (AI) software platform

Increase production and reduce operational costs

Use the platform to combine aerial inspection imagery into detailed analytics on the asset condition and easy to use reports for asset management and work orders.

Meet IEC Technical Standards

IEC TS 62446-3

Photovoltaic Systems – Requirements for testing, documentation, and Maintenance Part 3: Photovoltaic modules and plants.

Outdoor infrared thermography: Identification of defects with Class of Abnormality (CoA) 2 and 3

Legal and Insured

Professional Operators

All our pilots hold a Remote Pilots Licence (RPL) and operate aircraft registered with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). These pilots are specially trained in advanced solar aerial data collection adhering to strict safety regulations.

Operational procedures, safety standards and manuals are developed in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) allowing for international operations.

Solar Construction

Manage, Monitor and Plan

Solar Construction project developments are evaluated with an intuitive visual timeline from multiple surveys, a detailed topographic orthomosaic and advanced project analytics such as earthwork and clearing volumes, beam sets, assemble tables, number of modules, fencing and shadowing. Read more

Commissioning & Maintenance 

Identify and Rectify

Guarantee the PV system is fully operational by identifying any anomalies before the demobilization of engineering teams to ensure they are rectified timeously.

Solar Construction

Solar Construction project developments are evaluated with an intuitive visual timeline from multiple surveys, detailed orthomosaic and advance project analytics such as earthwork and clearing volumes, beam set, assemble tables, number of modules, fencing etc.

Asset Inspection & Analysis

Machine learning accurately identifies PV system anomalies; prioritizes them based on energy production loss and estimated financial impact

GIS

Each PV system is converted into a digital model incorporating its critical structure and electrical data. This model, as-built drawings and the site map are overlaid and geo-referenced to encode each module and numbered allowing ground teams to easily and accurately locate the problem module

Multi-Format Support

Downloads are available in a variety of formats including: PDF, CAD, CSV as well as a printable composite image of the site

Reports

Each PV system is converted into a digital model incorporating its critical structure and electrical data. This model, as-built drawings and the site map are overlaid and geo-referenced to encode each module and numbered allowing ground teams to easily and accurately pinpoint the location of the anomaly. To see our 3 types of inspections Click here or Click here for a sample report

SOLAR CONSTRUCTION

Solar Construction project developments are evaluated with an intuitive visual timeline from multiple surveys, detailed orthomosaic and advance project analytics such as earthwork and clearing volumes, beam set, assemble tables, number of modules, fencing etc.

ASSET INSPECTION AND ANALYSIS

Machine learning accurately identifies PV system anomalies; prioritizes them based on energy production loss and estimated financial impact

GIS

Each PV system is converted into a digital model incorporating its critical structure and electrical data. This model, as-built drawings and the site map are overlaid and geo-referenced to encode each module and numbered allowing ground teams to easily and accurately locate the problem module

MULTI-FORMAT SUPPORT

Downloads are available in a variety of formats including: PDF, CAD, CSV as well as a printable composite image of the site

REPORTS

Each PV system is converted into a digital model incorporating its critical structure and electrical data. This model, as-built drawings and the site map are overlaid and geo-referenced to encode each module and numbered allowing ground teams to easily and accurately pinpoint the location of the anomaly. See our 3 types of inspections or Click here for a sample report