(EnergyIndustry.Net, March 13, 2018 ) Wind turbine inspection drones are unmanned aerial vehicles catering to the civilian segment of end-users. They are used to gather information and images of wind turbine blades, nacelles, and towers. They are implemented along with inspection services and software that are used to facilitate the monitoring, mapping, and analysis across various sectors, mainly comprising energy, power, and utility for their infrastructure management programs. Traditionally, wind turbines were inspected by manual modes that employed inspection teams suspended through ropes and cables using binoculars and field telescopes. However, this method not only involved high risks to personnel but also had limitations in terms of accessing areas that proved to be a challenge to reach. It was also observed that certain defects in the blades of wind turbines were not visible to the naked eye.
Publisher's analysts forecast the global wind turbine inspection drones market to grow at a CAGR of 12.93% during the period 2017-2021.
Developments in sensor market will drive the growth prospects for the global wind turbine inspection drones market during the projected period. Since wind inspection turbine drones are majorly equipped with GPS, inertial, image, and ultrasound-based range sensors, the technological advancements in sensors will improve the functions and features of these drones, which, in turn, will accelerate the rate of adoption of wind turbine inspection drones. These drones are also equipped with thermal sensors, hyperspectral sensors, and multispectral sensors and some major sensors such as multispectral (IR and ultraviolet), laser sensors, thermal imaging sensors, and an optical camera.
PART 01: Executive summary PART 02: Scope of the report PART 03: Market research methodology PART 04: Introduction PART 05: Global construction market PART 06: Market drivers PART 07: Market trends PART 08: Global AEC market PART 09: Market segmentation by product PART 10: Geographical segmentation PART 11: Market challenges PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges PART 13: Five forces model PART 14: Key vendor analysis PART 15: Key vendor profiles