Module Overview & Course Objectives:
Learn to harness the power of drone technology for solar panel inspections. This course equips you with the skills needed to efficiently inspect solar farms, identify anomalies, and leverage drones for accurate data collection and analysis.
MODULE 1 - INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR FARM INSPECTIONS
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Solar Farms: Explore the fundamentals of solar farms, gaining insights into their structure, components, and significance in renewable energy generation.
Lesson 2 - What are Drone Solar Farm Inspections?: Discover how drone technology is revolutionising solar farm inspections, enabling efficient and comprehensive assessments.
Lesson 3 - Benefits of Drones for Solar Farm Inspection: Understand the advantages of utilising drones, including cost savings, enhanced safety, and increased accuracy in solar farm inspections.
MODULE 2 - SOLAR FARMS (THE BASICS)
Lesson 1 - Types of Photovoltaic Systems: Delve into the various types of photovoltaic systems commonly found in solar farms, building a foundational understanding of their diversity and operation.
Lesson 2 - Thermography and Solar Farm Inspection: Learn about the integration of thermography in solar farm inspections, exploring its role in identifying issues related to energy efficiency and maintenance.
MODULE 3 - HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Lesson 1 - Drone Selection: Discover key considerations in selecting the appropriate drone for solar farm inspections, taking into account factors like payload capacity, flight time, and camera capabilities.
Lesson 2 - Software For Planning: Explore the software tools essential for effective flight planning and route optimisation, maximising the efficiency of solar panel inspections.
MODULE 4 - DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
Lesson 1 - How are Solar Inspections Conducted?: Dive into the methodology behind solar panel inspections using drones, understanding the step-by-step process from data collection to analysis.
Lesson 2 - Pre-Planning: Learn the importance of pre-planning inspections, including site assessment, safety considerations, and communication with stakeholders.
Lesson 3 - Flight Planning and Inspection Parameters: Master flight planning techniques and parameters, ensuring optimal coverage and data collection during solar farm inspections.
Lesson 4 - Best Practices: Acquire industry best practices for conducting efficient and accurate solar panel inspections with drones.
Lesson 5 - Identifying Anomalies: Develop the skills to identify and analyse anomalies in solar panels' performance and condition using drone-collected data.
MODULE 5 - ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Downloadable Work Aid: Access a downloadable resource aid to enhance your understanding and application of course concepts.
COURSE SUMMARY & EXAM
Course Summary: Recap the key concepts and techniques learned throughout the course, reinforcing your knowledge of solar panel inspections with drones.
End of Course Exam: Test your comprehension through an end-of-course exam, validating your ability to apply the course material effectively.