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Ready For The Renewables Drone Boom?

August 4, 2015

 

SOLAR - the fastest growing energy market is about to go viral (again). 

 

The mid 2000's saw a boom in the solar energy market around the world, now in 2015 it's spreading around the world again.

 

How will Unmanned Aerial Vehicles play a key role in the maintenance and upkeep of solar sites?

 

Here are the facts that surround the solar energy industry which prove we're into the viralisation of super clean energy.

 

we've broken the barriers of time and
efficiency, giving super clean energy a
super maintenance efficiency!

 

  • The price of solar photovoltaic panels has declined 99 percent over the last four decades, from $74 a watt in 1972 to less than 70 cents a watt in 2014.
     

  • Between 2009 and 2014, solar panel prices dropped by three fourths, helping global PV installations grow 50 percent per year.
     

  • Deutsche Bank notes that as of early 2014, solar PV was already competitive with average residential, commercial or industrial electricity rates in 14 countries, and in California – even without subsidies.
     

  • By late 2014 there were nearly 600,000 individual PV systems in the United States, almost twice as many as in 2012. This number may well pass 1 million in 2016.
     

  • In 2013, just 12 percent of U.S homebuilders offered solar panels as an option for new single-family homes. More than half of them anticipate doing so by 2016. Four of the top five U.S. home construction firms – DR Horton, Lennar Corp, PulteGroup and KB Home – now automatically include solar panels on every new house in certain markets.
     

  • In 2007 there were only 8,000 rooftop solar installations in coal-heavy Australia; now there are over a million.
     

  • Saudi Arabia has 41,000 megawatts of solar PV operating, under construction and planned – enough to generate up to two thirds of the country’s electricity.
     

  • For the roughly 1.3 billion people without access to electricity, it is now often cheaper and more efficient simply to install solar panels rooftop-by-rooftop than to build a central power plant and transmission infrastructure.

I'm pleased to say that we use the very latest in software application and algorithms that can determine an output efficiency within 90 seconds of our teams arriving on site. Giving immediate, actionable results for project managers and engineers. Gone are the days of weeks of inspection work, we've broken the barriers of time and efficiency, giving super clean energy a super maintenance efficiency!

 

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