The Inspection of Solar Photovoltaic Fields Using Drones

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Daniel Ashley, Student (Creator)
Jinchun Yuan, Professor (Contributor)
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU )
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Abstract: The inspection of solar photovoltaic fields is a necessary routine to ensure proper function of solar panels. The research was done by reading various articles addressing solar panel defects and various forms of inspection.  Drones were also flown to thoroughly understand the operation and use of drones in terms of photovoltaic inspection. Articles were gathered from online sources during August and September of 2018. Drone flights were taken in November of 2018. Photos included are gathered from the articles read or were taken in November 2018 with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drone at Spruill Farms in Roper, North Carolina

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Language: English
Date: 2019
photovoltaic fields, solar panels, drones

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