Autonomous Drones in the Renewable Energy Sector: A Success Story (Lecture in English)
Tom Sulzer, Co-Founder, Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories AG
Host: Dr. Javier Hidalgo Carrio, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich
Thursday, March 4. 2021, 18:15-19:45
The event will take place digitally via Zoom.
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Strong winds, sand, dust, rain, hail, and snow are some of the things wind turbines and their rotor blades are exposed to and must withstand. With increasingly larger blades and a growing number of offshore windfarms, inspecting and maintaining these windfarms in a safe, timely, and cost-efficient way has become key to securing an optimal output, thus improving the cost-efficiency of future mobility solutions. In recent years, autonomous drones have revolutionized the wind industry. The method offers fast, safe, and accurate inspections but more importantly, with a powerful analytics tool we can analyse the data, get an overview of the health of entire fleets and use it to optimize operation and maintenance strategies.