SCS Engineers’ drones, flying with a variety of cameras and technology, are especially useful for recovering the positions of surface points quickly and efficiently, and they provide much more. Orthomosaic maps, for example, help operators or responders understand a specific situation they’ll be facing and prepare themselves accordingly. Detailed elevation models developed using digital surface model (DSM) and digital terrain models (DTM) illustrate elevations of the top of reflective surfaces accurately, such as facilities, infrastructure, landfills, and vegetation. These high-quality maps are practical for scientific, compliance, and commercial purposes such as water and liquids management modeling, O&M, troubleshooting, and due diligence support.
SCS’s fleet of drones also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are operated by SCS federally licensed pilots. The combination of our technologies mounted on a drone produces photogrammetric and aerial photographic imagery offering site owners and operators the ability to take measurements from photographs. The benefits of drones are:
SCS offers aerial thermal inspections at solar farms for maintenance needs and efficiency checks to maintain optimal solar energy output. Our FAA Part 107 licensed drone pilots perform the inspection using an Unmanned Aerial System (drone) with a high-resolution thermal camera capturing accurate, non-contact temperature measurements with calibrated temperature data embedded in every pixel.
Quickly and effortlessly, we identify faulty solar panels, combiner boxes, and other key solar field infrastructure elements in need of service. This timesaver helps to pinpoint the exact location with geotags making staff assignments and focusing diagnostics more efficient.