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Drone technology facilitates inspections of wind turbines

The humming of small rotors will be heard more often in the future in maintenance work and inspections in Vattenfall’s various operations. Drones can simplify these tasks and reduce the risk of occupational injuries, for example during inspections of hard-to-access plant components. They can also be used to fly over rivers and map ice growth … Continue reading Drone technology facilitates inspections of wind turbines

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#DroneWeek: Celebrating a new tool and incredible imagery

GE launched #DroneWeek a few days ago, which makes it a great time to take a look at a powerful new tool used by more and more of the wind industry. Drones have become an increasingly popular way to inspect wind turbine blades and perform other maintenance. They give wind techs up close looks at … Continue reading #DroneWeek: Celebrating a new tool and incredible imagery

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Revenue for Wind Turbine Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Sales Is Expected to Total Nearly $6 Billion by 2024

Massive amount of blades in need of inspection propelling the wind turbine unmanned aerial vehicle market, report finds. A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, for wind turbine blade inspection, including revenue forecasts by segment and region, through 2024.   To inspect the … Continue reading Revenue for Wind Turbine Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Sales Is Expected to Total Nearly $6 Billion by 2024

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Google buys U.S. drone startup Titan Aerospace

U.S. internet giant Googlee confirmed Monday that it has acquired drone maker Titan Aerospace, whose solar-powered high-altitude robots will be helpful to Google’s ambition to deliver internet services to underdeveloped areas in the world. A Google spokesman told Wall Street Journal that while in early days, the atmospheric satellite technology that Titan has been working … Continue reading Google buys U.S. drone startup Titan Aerospace

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