Development of outdoor luminescence imaging for drone-based PV array inspection

Gisele Alves dos Reis Benatto, Nicholas Riedel, Sune Thorsteinsson, Peter Behrensdorff Poulsen, Anders Thorseth, Carsten Dam-Hansen, Claire Mantel, Søren Forchhammer, Kenn H. B. Frederiksen, Jan Vedde, Michael Petersen, Henrik Voss, Michael Messerschmidt, Harsh Parikh, Sergiu Spataru, Dezso Sera

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This work has the goal to perform outdoor defect detection imaging that will be used in a fast, accurate and automatic drone-based survey system for PV power plants. The imaging development focuses on techniques that do not require electrical contact, permitting automatic drone inspections to be perform quicker and with less manpower. The final inspection method will combine several techniques such as, infrared (IR), electroluminescence (EL), photoluminescence (PL), and visual imaging. Solar plant inspection in the future can be restricted only by imaging speed requirements, allowing an entire new perspective in large-scale PV inspection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th Ieee Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Pvsc 2017
Number of pages2
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)9781509056057
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017
Conference number: 44


Conference2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
LocationMarriott Wardman Park Hotel
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Internet address


  • Drone-based PV inspection
  • Electroluminescence imaging ,
  • Image processing
  • Outdoor defect detection
  • Photoluminescence imaging


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