How Rising View Drone Photography will help you to plan, maintain or promote your wind farm.
The planning stage
Before any wind turbines are erected certain requirements must be met to ensure that the land is appropriate. Drone photography can help you to produce 2D and 3D maps. Orthomosiacs are created by fitting individual photographs together to cover large areas. It is more comprehensive than satellite mapping because the information is completely up to date.
A drone can capture data from a close distance, usually between 3 and 10 metres. It can produce views of the whole surface from any angle, including 360-degree panorama. High-quality pictures and video using a zoom or wide angle lens ensure thorough coverage.
Because drones are much faster at collecting data than a human, you are able to get more done. For example, if you are relying on a manual inspection, you’ll probably get two a day inspected. With a drone, you can inspect 10 or 12. This means you’ve increased your efficiency. Your wind turbines will be inspected and if need be, repaired at a faster rate.
Although the inspection costs might not be that much different, because a drone can inspect more wind turbines in a day means you’re making a substantial saving if you pay a daily rate for your inspections rather than a per turbine payment. If you are paying per turbine, you may find drone costs are lower due to the fact that less manpower and machinery are required.
Drone photography does have safety considerations and certain steps have to be taken before a drone is put into the air. For example, drones used for commercial purposes need to be licensed with the Civil Aviation Authorities. However, they are safe when used professionally by a company that is fully licensed and insured. Manual inspection of wind turbines can also pose safety risks, being hit by objects or falling from a height are just two incidents that can occur.
If you need to promote your wind farm and you want a high-quality video or high-resolution photographs, a drone is an ideal tool. Views from above at angles you can’t get from the ground mean you can produce videos and photos that show off your wind farm close up and at a distance. Your advertising or promotional package can be completed in days to give you a fast and affordable service.
If you would like to know more about our drone photography service for the promotion, planning or maintenance of your wind farm, please give us a call on 01382 609015. Alternatively, fill in the form on our contact page and we’ll get back to you.