Check out TerraSmart’s new fleet of solar site-mapping drones

TerraSmart keeps on churning out futuristic site mapping technology for the solar industry that focuses on automation and speed. First was this automated surveying robot (which we will have more on in our Jan/Feb issue), and now the company is hyping up its new FAA-certified High Precision Aerial Site Mapping (HPASM) service.

Terrasmart drone solar site map

TerraSmart’s High Precision Aerial Site Mapping drone.

TerraSmart says the HPASM is able to cover 50-80 acres per each hour of flight time, allowing a site of 5 MW to be completely mapped with the data processed in only 48 hours. HPASM identifies trouble spots before sites are cleared, mitigating problems early to better manage risks and contain costs.

Possible benefits of this service include:

• Speeding project velocity
• Increasing accuracy and eliminating human error
• Delivering a complete site topography very early in construction to simplify pre-engineering
• Capturing aerial photography to produce orthomosaics & 3D models with an absolute accuracy down to 1 inch

“Our new High Precision Aerial Site Mapping service allows TerraSmart to complete the topographic map with phenomenal quality and accuracy,” says Ryan Reid, TerraSmart CEO. “Greater efficiency in designing systems for our clients allows us to increase project velocity so that systems get on-line to generate profits faster.”

You can get more info on TerraSmart’s drone technology here.

— Solar Builder magazine