SenseHawk’s has created an application to combine a variety of critical productivity tools with an intuitive interface for solar site workers in the field. In the past, field workers have had to struggle with old-fashioned pen and paper or standalone apps with limited functionality and cumbersome data-entry interfaces. SenseHawk App changes that and seamlessly digitalizes site work.
With SenseHawk App, field teams can also easily access all the information, data and images they need. Everything is stored on a shared drive in the cloud and they have one-click access to anything, including user manuals, from their mobile device anywhere on the site. Field workers can digitally access checklists and punch lists; conduct and complete inspections; assign and close tickets; easily file reports and more — all from the field.
“We have talked with countless solar site operators and they told us that field team inefficiency was a major pain point. They simply didn’t have the right tools,” said Swarup Mavanoor, CEO and co-founder of SenseHawk. “Now, with SenseHawk App, they have all the necessary field tools in one single, easy-to-use application. Productivity improvements can be immense.”
Some cool features
One of the most innovative features of SenseHawk App is a GIS layer with a map and digital model of the site. This enables the site technician to visualize the entire site map or digital model of the solar plant, navigate to specific locations or components within the site, record activities, and capture and log critical information. The site navigation capability is especially important at the world’s largest solar sites, which can span several square miles.
Another important functionality is the ability to scan barcodes on the solar modules and other components. If needed, field workers can rapidly create on-the-spot support tickets with scanned-in component information. They can also use the scanned barcodes to add individual components and their condition to a digital site plan (or digital twin). This helps ensure solar site assets are accounted for and working properly.
SenseHawk App is available now for both the iOS and Android operating systems.
— Solar Builder magazine