BOSTON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Raptor Maps has launched several new features for its analytics and analytics software platform, Solar raptor, aimed at improving productivity, increasing performance and increasing the return on investment of solar assets. Their software-as-a-service platform for the entire solar lifecycle – from financing and construction to operations – is powered by machine learning and the data that Raptor Maps has collected from over 50 GW. of solar energy production in 40 countries.
Raptor Solar builds rugged digital twins, or digital cards, of solar panels. The subscription software platform now comes with unlimited inspection reports that are independent of inputs – drones, planes, satellites or sensors. The platform can even scan, standardize and store third-party reports.
This allows customers to compare PV module inspection results and degradation over time for a holistic view of solar assets. Users can view long-term degradation, view recurring issues and anomaly trends, as well as track problem resolution. The software allows customers to quantify financial and production losses and even compare portfolios to their global database of PV system anomalies.
An industry first, Raptor Solar also allows you to standardize inspection measurements with sensor and weather data across multiple inspections. Integrate inverter, combiner, pyranometer and other sensor data with inspection reports. Power generation, irradiance, and other data streams can all be imported, providing context around anomalies as well as more quantitative evidence of asset degradation. The software integrates with SCADA or DAS systems with just a few clicks to automate otherwise time-consuming processes.
This makes it easier and faster to meet the OEM warranty requirements of the BloombergNEF Tier 1 module. Using the irradiance measurements, the aerial thermography results are normalized against standard test conditions (STC), you allowing warranty claims to be processed quickly with fewer round trips.
Raptor Solar also now includes several productivity tools to enable teams to work efficiently and communicate effectively, from technicians to executives. The software provides a centralized and secure place to store inspection reports, documents, CAD files, technical specifications, performance models, warranty documents, shipping receipts, photographs and data. Store all information required for warranty claims, financial due diligence or mergers and acquisitions and general solar farm maintenance in one place, enabling collaboration between parties. Raptor Solar also allows you to upload original images and data for a higher level of auditing.
“We saw an opportunity to accelerate the performance of the solar industry with data, analytics, software and machine learning while facilitating the management of solar installations,” said Nikhil Vadhavkar, CEO and co-founder of Raptor Maps. “Customers were able to quickly and easily deploy Raptor Solar, bringing together previously siled data and unlocking actionable learnings that increase productivity. ”
Additional new features include as-built field navigation and serial number geolocation. These build on the company’s previously launched barcode reading and serial number mapping application, the first of its kind for the solar industry. An Android or Apple mobile phone or any Bluetooth scanner allows you to scan barcodes on photovoltaic modules, validate serial numbers against OEM verified data, and store the data, geotagged in your As constructed.
The serial number scan app allows you to check solar supply chains for security and eligibility for tax incentives. You can use the app to validate construction progress in real time or to mechanical or substantial completion. Technicians can scan serial numbers on site to locate anomalies. After repairs or replacement, subsequent inspections can confirm checklist completion. The mobile application can be used on site to display data from inverters and weather stations. And the app allows users to export serial number data to spreadsheets, including PV module latitudes and longitudes.
Globally, solar power is in the spotlight as many renewable energy companies seek to reduce the discounted cost of electricity and find innovative ways to identify and track issues related to electricity. renewable energy equipment. Raptor Maps is one of the few companies to offer machine learning based photovoltaic aerial inspections that meet International Electrotechnical Commission standards. Raptor Maps inspections enable owners and operators of commercial, industrial and utility solar installations to take action against various types of degradation in solar equipment, increase performance and ultimately increase return on investment .
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Raptor Maps offers an advanced software platform for normalizing data, analyzing information and collaborating through solar power. Commissioning information, serial number mapping, equipment records, inspections, aerial thermography, warranty claims, mobile tools and more, all powered by their industry-leading data model. Intelligence for the entire solar industry – asset owners, managers, O&M, engineers, EPCs, financiers and OEMs. Standardize and compare data between installations, increase performance and reduce costs. To learn more, visit RaptorMaps.com.