Infrared Aerial on the Harnessing Aerial Podcast

Ryan Bliss, Founder of Infrared Aerial joins host, Leo Adams to discuss considerations for how to get into aerial thermography as well as various use cases for thermal drone inspections such as solar, commercial roofing, and other infrastructure. They dive into how to leverage LinkedIn to market and sell your UAS services, how to get a part 107.29 daylight waiver, and the best software tools for flight planning, mapping, airspace and flight logs, and Ryan shares his top 3 lessons learned from his experience as both a manned and unmanned pilot.

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Drones reduce risk for tower climbers by 30%

Telecommunications companies have been expanding their networks at a record pace, even more so with the deployment of the 5G network in 2019.  This rapid expansion requires constant maintenance and upgrading of cell towers.  There are 10,000 tower climbers in the U.S., and they have been busier than ever during the last two decades.  Unfortunately, tower climbing has a death rate 10 times that of construction.  There have been 152 tower structure related fatalities in the U.S. since 2003.  At a conference in 2008, OSHA’s top administrator, Edwin Foulke, called tower climbing “the most dangerous job in America.” In this post we will discuss the dangers associated with climbing towers and how we can reduce risk for tower climbers.

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Drones reduce solar O&M costs by $1,254 per MW

Aerodyne Measure is one of the largest and most established drone service providers in the world. The company has conducted thousands of commercial operations for some of the largest energy companies in North America. Infrared Aerial is privileged to be the aerial inspection contractor for Aerodyne Measure in SC, NC and GA.

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Drones increase solar plant performance, guaranteed

The utility scale solar market continues to grow at a record pace in the United States, with 1,410 MWdc installed in 3rd Quarter of 2019 and a utility PV pipeline of 45.5 MWdc. As competition in the power market increases and the price of solar continues to fall, solar Operations & Maintenance (O&M) professionals are under increasing pressure to improve efficiencies and guarantee performance. In this post we present data from a study that was published in the International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering that will increase photovoltaic (PV) plant performance, guaranteed.

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