United States airborne imaging company obtains solar data analytics supplier AirProbe

Dec 16, 2021 02:56 PM ET
  • Aerial imaging business DroneBase has actually acquired India-based AirProbe, a service provider of man-made intelligence-enabled analytics of solar inspection data.
United States airborne imaging company obtains solar data analytics supplier AirProbe
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The bargain sees California-headquartered DroneBase include 22GW of solar power systems under assessment, taking the company's overall to greater than 59GW of both wind as well as solar assets under examination.

DroneBase stated that AirProbe's artificial intelligence considerably minimizes the quantity of time required to analyse aerial inspection data of solar projects, allowing asset proprietors, operators and sponsors to rapidly repair issues and anomolies.

" As both the number and size of solar energy systems released grow tremendously, examining and keeping numerous systems will end up being extra vital and more complicated," said Dan Burton, CEO of DroneBase.

The purchase is readied to expand DroneBase's footprint in Europe as well as Asia Pacific (APAC), with AirProbe owner Aditya Bhat based in India to supervise operations in the APAC market.

Bhat said his company's goal has actually been to raise the reliability and also efficiency of solar plants via AI-enabled software, adding: "That aligns completely with DroneBase's goal to constantly deliver the very best, actionable intelligence to ensure that solar power system operators and also investors can deliver extra clean energy as well as grow their profits."

DroneBase shut a US$ 12.5 million Series C funding round in June before elevating an added US$ 20 million in October to help fund its international development.

The offer follows a spike in acquisitions in the solar software space in recent months as companies look to incorporate innovations as well as knowledge. This year has actually seen Enphase Energy get planetary system design software supplier Sofdesk, while DNV-owned PV tracking company GreenPowerMonitor acquired Alteso's solar analytics tech platform.

PV Tech Premium has discovered how solar software service providers are pooling resources to share ideal techniques, enter new geographies and also aid accelerate PV project deployment in addition to examining the enhancing role expert system will play in preserving the solar plants of the future.

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