Drone inspection of wind turbines
Autonomous drones enable efficient and high-quality visual inspections even in hard-to-reach places of wind turbines, so that defects can be detected and remedied at an early stage.
The immaculate state of wind turbines is essential for an optimal performance and energy generation. Even inconspicuous defects on the rotor blade, the tower or the nacelle can significantly impair performance or harm the environment. Regular inspections prevent minor defects from developing into expensive major damage that causes total failure of the turbine.
energy consult Prüfgesellschaft carries out visual rotor blade inspections and lightning protection checks with its own drones and staff using TOPseven's patented technology. The innovative process allows the drones to operate autonomously, eliminating the need for control by specialised pilots.
A decisive advantage for the operator of wind turbines is that the drone inspections can be combined with those on the nacelle and tower. In this way, the downtime of the turbines and thus also the loss of income for the operator is significantly reduced by almost 50% compared to the conventional approach.