Great ideas need to slowly and carefully. That’s how Raptor Maps has developed their Artificial Intelligence-powered software to increase solar power production. Through Enel Green Power we have been collaborating with three years and now we can see the results: Raptor Maps is poised to the as we know it.
Raptor Maps helps companies to collect aerial solar data and turn it into comprehensive analytics and actionable reports. The innovative tool? Software that enables scalable drone technology. Their software can detect pre-failure anomalies that cannot be identified with manual electric testing, against power production loss. “Not only does this technology immediately save time and reducing manual testing also enables a quantitative, data science approach to asset managementexplain the founders of Raptor Maps, Edward Obropta and Nikhil Vadhavkar.
“When you take a drone and you attach a thermal camera to it, you can actually collect very interesting thermal imagery of our photovoltaic plans and show exactly where faults and anomalies might be. It saves us money and an enormous amount of time”, Sander Cohan, Director of innovation of Enel Green Power in North America.
Our successful partnership, which started in 2016, has involved scaling drones, , machine learning, analytics and thermal data to increase solar production. This month we are taking things to the next level, all of Enel Green Power solar assets worldwide will be able to use this innovative technology. By combining our drone technology with Raptor Maps cutting-edge software, we’ve achieved a dramatic increase in our solar operational efficiency. We have succeeded in creating an unparalleled and process.
A truly profitable collaboration that looks into the future
“Enel Green Power the value of experimenting with different data collection protocols and workflows, and also of working with an innovative partner like Raptor Maps to design the right solutionsay Obropta and Vadhavkar. “Raptor Maps has been a great partner. We’ve really grown from the ground up together”, confirms Keith Aubin, GIS Manager at Enel Green Power North America.
Opportunities don’t knocking your door. You have to look for them, and Raptor Maps has stopped searching. This year, the company was at InterDrone in Las Vegas, Solar Asset Management Australia in Sydney, and Solar Power Texas in EEUU, others. They will also be exhibiting their tech solutions at the upcoming Solar Power International conference in Utah.
“Innovation does not, and should not, occur in a vacuum, and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why “innovation has to be done in collaboration with end users in order to build a system that need. Working with Enel shortens the cycle for building, testing, and iterating new ideas; and the group is in ideal position to leverage this technology across the globeadd the cofounders.
Drone technology is going to change our business quite dramatically. Indeed, one of our Enel Innovation Communities is focused on drones and we work with different startups related with this. As Keith Aubin : “We are just getting startedWorking with Raptor Maps is forward.