As WESII, we are pioneering a holistic approach to the inspection, maintenance and management of PV plants, in order to drive greater efficiencies, bring cost-savings and reduce downtime. Our vehicle for delivering these improvements is ELIOS.
ELIOS is a smart PV platform with automated drone flight control system, image processing and a user interface (UI) accessible from the web portal and our ELIOS mobile App. The solution performs real time analysis of inspection images captured by drones flying in the field, producing thermographic inspection reports which are delivered to the client through their portal or ELIOS mobile App. Our integrated solution enables PV plant owners and O&M operators to see in real time, areas that require attention on the PV plant. Clients can also use ELIOS Mobile App to independently fly drones and perform inspection of their plants via pre-programmed drone flights.
Using ELIOS platform to monitor a PV plant allows our clients to adopt specific site interventions applying as and when needed. Our approach guarantees the following unique benefits:
✓ Time savings – results in at least 80% reduction in time required to perform a PV plant inspection.
✓ Cost savings – ELIOS automates the inspection of PV plants and results in up to 75% Operations and Maintenance (O&M) cost savings.
✓ Improved plant efficiency – up to 5% improved PV plant electricity efficiency, thanks to the preventive and predictive analysis.
✓ Independence – ELIOS Drone comes with the option for clients to perform autonomous drone flights.
✓ Safety – our solution replaces human inspectors with UAVs/ drones which can fly in potentially dangerous areas / inclined surfaces, thereby boosting worker-safety.