Luminescence imaging strategies for drone-based PV array inspection

Gisele Alves dos Reis Benatto, Nicholas Riedel, Claire Mantel, Sune Thorsteinsson, Peter Poulsen, Mingjun Chi, Anders Thorseth, Ole Bjarlin Jensen, Carsten Dam-Hansen, Søren Forchhammer, Kenn H. B. Frederiksen, Jan Vedde, Michael Petersen, Henrik Voss, Michael Messerschmidt, Harsh Parikh, Sergiu Spataru, Dezso Sera

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Abstract

The goal of this work is to perform outdoor defect detection imaging that will be used in a fast, accurate and automatic drone-based survey system for PV power plants. The imaging development focuses on techniques that do not require electrical contact, permitting automatic drone inspections to be perform quicker and with less manpower. The final inspection method will combine several techniques such as, infrared (IR), electroluminescence (EL), photoluminescence (PL), and visual imaging. Solar plant inspection in the future can be restricted only by imaging speed requirements, allowing an entire new perspective in large-scale PV inspection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
PublisherWIP Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur GmbH & Co Planungs KG
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)3-936338-47-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition - RAI Convention & Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Sep 201729 Sep 2017
Conference number: 33
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Conference33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Number33
LocationRAI Convention & Exhibition Centre
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period25/09/201729/09/2017
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Keywords

  • Defects
  • Photoluminescence
  • Electroluminescence
  • Inspection

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    Benatto, G. A. D. R., Riedel, N., Mantel, C., Thorsteinsson, S., Poulsen, P., Chi, M., Thorseth, A., Jensen, O. B., Dam-Hansen, C., Forchhammer, S., H. B. Frederiksen, K., Vedde, J., Petersen, M., Voss, H., Messerschmidt, M., Parikh, H., Spataru, S., & Sera, D. (2017). Luminescence imaging strategies for drone-based PV array inspection. In Proceedings of the 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition WIP Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur GmbH & Co Planungs KG. https://doi.org/10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-6CO.15.3