unmanned aircraft systems

Using Infrared Drone Technology to Inspect Solar Panels and Wind Turbines

An East Coast industrial plant had for months experienced a significant dropoff in energy production from its 36,000-square-foot solar field. The plant’s maintenance team had been unable to find any…

How the FAA’s First-Ever Commercial Drone Rules Could Affect Power Companies

The first operational rules finalized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for routine commercial use of drones could have major implications for utilities and power companies, which are increasingly using…