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Measure to Provide Drone Services for over 900MW of Solar Powered by Invenergy

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Measure UAS, Inc.

Measure, a leading provider of aerial intelligence, is pleased to announce an agreement with Invenergy, a global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, to service a solar portfolio of over 900 MW with drone inspection and data solutions.

With a solar portfolio of over 3 GW across 32 projects in operation, construction or under contract, Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the U.S. and abroad.

Measure uses drone intelligence to capture and process inspection data faster, safer, and more accurately, while reducing costs associated with solar inspections. In 2018, Measure inspected and processed data for a 328 MW solar farm, one of the largest solar farms in North America, in just 10 days. Solar has been a primary part of Measure’s portfolio since the company’s inception in 2014.

“We chose Measure due to their experience with large solar operations and their efficiency and professionalism on the job,” said Alex George, Senior Vice President, Asset Management and Operations, Invenergy.  “We look forward to seeing how drone inspection data will help increase our solar energy output while reducing costs.”

Brandon Torres Declet, CEO of Measure, adds: “Invenergy has positioned themselves as leaders in the renewable energy field, and we are proud to help them achieve their goals by providing world-class drone inspection and data services.”

For more information on how drones help solar energy companies, visit www.measure.com/solar.

About Measure

Measure is an aerial intelligence company that enables enterprises to realize the transformative benefits of drone technology. Through highly skilled flight operations, a specialized data engineering team, and a comprehensive software solution, we help corporations deploy drones at scale, saving thousands of hazardous manhours and providing millions of dollars in operational benefits. Learn more at measure.com.

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Matt Chester on Sep 26, 2019 4:28 pm GMT

Measure inspected and processed data for a 328 MW solar farm, one of the largest solar farms in North America, in just 10 days.

This is impressive-- out of curiosity, what do you estimate the inspection/procession timeline would have been for the traditional methods?

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Harjeet Johal on Sep 27, 2019 4:34 pm GMT

Hi Matt! Thanks for your question. It would take over a month with a 2 person team to perform string testing at that site (which still does not get to the individual module health). The drone inspections were completed in 10 days, despite excessive heat which severly limited our flying time.

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Matt Chester on Sep 27, 2019 9:08 pm GMT

Wow! That's a huge difference. Obviously the personnel training is very different for the two different types of roles, but are there any other main differences? Any particular challenges that still exist in the drone space? 

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Harjeet Johal on Sep 30, 2019 9:58 pm GMT

Drone solutions are very well developed. We have well established that drones are a vast improvement over most manual processes, so now we are improving within the drone data products -  - collecting and processing data more and more efficiently. But, of course drones can't do everything. Drones spot defects, but they don't fix them. If you happen to have an inspection or data collection need that requires a view of the underside of a solar panel - we don't do that either (yet).

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