Caitlin Fairchild | Nextgov | March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

These Drones Inspect Wind Turbines for Damage

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SkySpec's automated drone inspects wind turbines for defects in just 20 minutes.

By collecting images and data required for maintenance at a quick pace, it drastically streamlines the whole data collection process. Using a drone to inspect wind turbines is also considerably safer. Currently, humans conduct maintenance checks of turbines, which involves climbing more than 300 feet into the air and other safety risks.

SkySpec's is currently collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories to make this drone more widely available.

To see these drones in action, check out the video below from the Energy Department:

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