Sterblue inspects wind turbines faster with drones and artificial intelligence.
Discover what we can do for you and learn about our project with wind turbine inspection service provider Winward in Chengdu, China.
... whether you need to monitor your wind farm performance, or make sure you have an accurate history of your assets for the next ten years.
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... by guiding drones along trajectories that wrap tightly around structures, finding anomalies from the collected images, and outputting reports.
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Winward is a wind turbine inspection service provider in China, and they are using Sterblue software and DJI drones to achieve new levels of efficiency.
Having an installed wind power capacity of more than 216 GW, China is leading the globe in wind energy production. It is currently owning one third of the world’s installed wind power capacities, and expected to reach 1.3 TW of wind power by 2050!
Renewable energies such as wind power are important for China to provide a clean, competitive and infinite source of energy, and to reduce foreign energy dependencies.
To further grow and assert its business, Winward was seeking for the most efficient way to carry out wind turbine inspections for their customers.
They needed a solution that is accurate, time- and cost-effective, and safe to perform.
The solution should be intuitive, for drone pilots easy to get familiar with. Also, it should be adapted to the Chinese market, including having software and services available in Chinese.
Winward selected Sterblue for applying
● an AI software solution for fully automated inspections
● a training on field for Winward drone pilots
● the inspection of 25 wind turbines.
After three days of training and three days of inspections, the team completed the mission successfully.
● Sterblue adapted to the Chinese market
● 1,120 anomalies detected
● Winward is now ready to operate with the Sterblue App and to train new drone pilots.
Our vision is to jointly inspect up to 3,000 wind turbines within one year!
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Since 2017, we inspected hundreds of blades across six countries.
The software platform makes the inspections very quick and safe. We like that photos are collected consistently, in a prescribed order with minimal user input.
Using Sterblue's inspection solution, our team is able (...) to generate adequate inspection reports. Thanks to Sterblue for bringing the service to China!
It was great to see the Sterblue technology at work. I was impressed with their efficiency at each turbine and the quality of photos in the report. I look forward to working with them again.
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