Automated Inspection of Grid-Scale Solar Modules
A new outdoor photoluminescence (PL) robot can inspect grid-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems, thereby investigating a large number of solar modules.
This robot is equipped with a PL light source and a greateyes NIR-sensitive camera, both mounted on a lever arm. Other than ground- or drone-based systems, the new PL robot moves on the surface of PV systems to maintain constant distance between the measurement unit and the modules. This ensures stable measurement parameters and higher image quality, but also enables easier and more reliable data analysis, and therefore sets ground/foundation for automated operation. The measurement time is reduced significantly.
This work was part of a joint research project with Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and supported by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie.
greateyes GmbH is a manufacturer of scientific high-performance cameras for imaging and spectroscopic applications. Based on a unique platform concept, customers can choose from a large portfolio of cameras featuring high dynamic range, combined with excellent sensitivities from the X-ray through EUV to the VIS and NIR region. The cameras combine scientific, highly sensitive CCD sensors and ultra-low noise electronics for optimal detection of weak signals and measurements with high dynamic range. They can be used as detectors for a broad range of applications in the industrial and scientific community.
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