My first article at Raptor Maps was published last month.
An interesting combo of both my main interests: renewable energy and digital twins, Raptor Maps helps utility-scale PV asset owners get the most out of their investments with a combination of analytics and software tools.
They use drones to photograph solar farms in a variety of different wavelengths because that can reveal a lot about how photovoltaic panels are performing. In addition to drone-based inspections, they have sensors in the panels feeding data to a digital twin of the asset, allowing them to compare actual yields to expected performance.
This is important work, because it turns out that underperforming equipment costs the industry billions of dollars a year.