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Solar panels thermal and visual inspection

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Thermography measures surface temperatures by using infrared video and still cameras. These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum. Images on the video or film record the temperature variations of the building's skin, ranging from white for warm regions to black for cooler areas. The resulting images help the auditor determine whether insulation is needed. They also serve as a quality control tool, to ensure that insulation has been installed correctly. For more on how infrared imaging works, check out our Energy Saver 101 infographic on home energy audits.

A thermographic inspection is either an interior or exterior survey. The energy auditor decides which method would give the best results under certain weather conditions. Interior scans are more common, because warm air escaping from a building does not always move through the walls in a straight line. Heat loss detected in one area of the outside wall might originate at some other location on the inside of the wall. Also, it is harder to detect temperature differences on the outside surface of the building during windy weather. Because of this difficulty, interior surveys are generally more accurate because they benefit from reduced air movement.

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Thermography measures surface temperatures by using infrared video and still cameras. These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum. Images on the video or film record the temperature variations of the solar panel skin, ranging from white for warm regions to black for cooler areas.
As their temperatures rise solar panels become less efficient, producing less to break down or even produce a reverse current, which might damage the entire solar plant. Thermal imaging cameras can be used to detect hot spots in the panels from a distance, which makes it a lot easier to find defects before they become devastating breakdowns.

using a drone to execute such scans offers a quick and yet very accurate survey assuring specific action items

“When is the best time for a thermal evaluation?”

Terrascan labs highly recommends that your preventive maintenance and quality control monitoring starts with the installation phase, followed by regular checkups. Installation Phase Inspections of solar panels eliminates or recognizes immediately manufacturing defects of impurities, gas pockets or cracked cells. Regular checkups help to maintain the solar panels’ operational functionality and contribute to an extended lifetime. Solar Panel Inspections using thermal imaging has proven itself to drastically improve an owner’s return on investment.

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area-per-day

Varies

delivery

5 work days, same day delivery

formats

AVI, GeoTif, JPG, SHP ESRI, Tif, TXT, XML

spectral-bands

“LWIR”, “RGB”, “TIR”

resolution

pixel < 5 cm

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