Drones (UAVs) in Solar Power Industry North America Market Outlook - 2017 - 2026

  • ID: 4375862
  • Report
  • Region: North America, United States
  • 128 pages
  • Inea Consulting Ltd
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This report analyzes North America market for drones (UAVs) application in solar power industry regarding market dynamics, technology characteristics, industry structure, innovations and key industry vendors. Through extensive research and discussions with experts in the industry, we have identified a series of market trends that will impact this market over the coming decade.

Solar power industry is developing with fast paces in the past decade and at the end of 2015 almost 291 GW cumulative solar PV power capacity is operational at global level. This means more than 1.6 billion solar PV modules are subject to physical wear out and need regular inspections throughout their lifespan. Considering the harsh environmental conditions faced by many solar power plants and the logistical difficulties of panel inspection, it’s clear that facility maintenance is a constant challenge for solar operations. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - commonly known as drones - can help provide quicker, effortless and cost-effective monitoring and maintenance for even the largest of solar farms.

Drones in Solar Power Industry North America Market Outlook 2017 - 2026 is essential reading for you or anyone in with an interest in the rising application and role of drones (UAVs) in solar power industry, explaining how this market will develop in North America over the next ten years. Purchasing this report will aid your company’s ability to recognize important market opportunities and understand the possibilities for investment in this area.

Reasons to buy this market report are, but not limited to:
  • The potential of drones (UAVs) application in solar power industry in North America by countries
  • Over 50 charts, maps, figures and tables
  • Historical market data provided from 1997 to 2016 and forecasts until 2026
  • Development scenario of the in North America drones (UAVs) market in solar power industry until 2026
  • Drone (UAV) unit cost and services cost in North America solar power industry 2017
  • Regulatory flight policies at global and country level related to the use of drones (UAVs) in North America solar power industry
  • Expected revenue forecast from drone (UAV) sales and related services over the next 10 years (2017 – 2026)
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Market dynamics comprising main market drivers, restraints and challenges
  • Drone (UAV) vendors active in North America solar power plant inspection market (hardware manufacturers)
  • Drone (UAV) inspection services and solutions providers (hardware, optics, sensors, software)
  • Key technologies and innovations as main drivers of drones (UAVs) in solar power industry
  • Investment potential and opportunities
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Robotics
  • Asctec
  • Drone Defence
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FOREWORD
1. METHODOLOGY
1.1. Research Methodology
1.2. Limitations
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1. Introduction
2.2. Market Overview
2.3. Market Forecast Summary
3. MARKET DRIVERS
3.1. Solar Power Plant Inspection
3.1.1. Inspection of PV Modules (Solar Panels) at Utility Scale Solar Power Plants
3.1.2. Inspection of PV Modules (Solar Panels) at Rooftop or Building Integrated (BIPV) Solar Power Plants
3.1.3. Thermography of Solar Power Plants
3.1.4. Degradation and Malfunction of PV Modules (Solar Panels)
3.1.5. Dust Detection and Cleaning of PV Modules (Solar Panels)
3.1.6. Vegetation Monitoring at Solar Power Plants
3.1.7. Inspection and Quality Control in Construction Phase of Solar Power Plants
3.2. Environmental Impact Assessment of Solar Power Plants
3.3. Feasibility Analyses, On-Site Solar Power Plant Evaluations and Technical Due Diligence
3.4. Surveillance and Security of Solar Power Plants
3.5. Global Solar Power Market Development. Current State and Development Perspectives to 2026
3.6. DRONE (UAV) FLIGHT REGULATORY FRAMEWORK OVERVIEW IN NORTH AMERICA
3.6.1. ICAO REGULATIONS
3.6.2. NORTH AMERICA
3.6.2.1. USA
3.6.2.2. Canada
4. MARKET ANALYSIS, TRENDS AND FORECASTS
4.1. Drone (UAV) Unit Cost in Solar Power Industry in North America
4.1.1. Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Solar Power Plant Inspection in North America
4.1.2. Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Environmental Impact Assessments of Solar Power Plants in North America
4.1.3. Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Feasibility analyses, On-site Solar Power Plant Evaluations and Technical Due Diligence in North America
4.1.4. Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Surveillance and Security of Solar Power Plants in North America
4.2. Drone (UAV) Services Cost in Solar Power Industry in North America
4.2.1. Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Solar Power Plant Inspections in North America
4.2.2. Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Environmental Impact Assessments of Solar Power Plants in North America
4.2.3. Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Feasibility analyses, On-site Solar Power Plant Evaluations and Technical Due Diligence in North America
4.2.4. Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Surveillance and Security of Solar Power Plants in North America
4.3. Annual Solar Power Plants Inspected by Drones (UAVs) in North America
4.4. Revenue of Drones (UAVs) in Solar Power Industry in North America
4.4.1. North America Cumulative Revenue by Segment and Country
4.4.1.1. Solar Power Plant Inspection
4.4.1.2. Environmental Impact Assessment of Solar Power Plant
4.4.1.3. Feasibility Analyses, On-Site Solar Power Plant Evaluation and Technical Due Diligence
4.4.1.4. Surveillance and Security of Solar Power Plants
4.4.2. North America Annual Revenue by Segment and Country
4.4.2.1. Solar Power Plant Inspection
4.4.2.2. Environmental impact assessment of solar power plant
4.4.2.3. Feasibility Analyses, On-Site Solar Power Plant Evaluation and Technical Due Diligence
4.4.2.4. Surveillance and security of solar power plants
5. VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS OF DRONES (UAVs) IN SOLAR POWER INDUSTRY
5.1. Key Value Chain Elements
5.2. Potential Applications of Drones (UAVs) along the Value Chain
6. DRONE (UAV) TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
6.1. Brief Drone (UAV) Technology Overview
6.2. Comprehensive Configuration of Drone (UAV) for Inspection of Solar Power Plants and Other Associated Services
6.3. Drone (UAV) Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems
6.4. Photogrammetry and LiDAR
6.5. Data Transmission and Data Acquisition
6.6. Payload (Sensors and Optics) Selection for Inspection of Solar Power Plants
6.7. Constraints for Use of Drones (UAVs) for Solar Power Plant Inspection and Other Associated Services
7. KEY INDUSTRY VENDORS COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
7.1. Drone (UAV) Vendors Active in Solar Power Market
7.2. Drone (UAV) Inspection and Associated Services Providers
7.3. Other Providers of Drone (UAV) Services Related to Solar Power Industry
8. KEY INNOVATIONS
8.1. Ultra-Light LiDAR systems for drone (UAV) applications
8.2. Counter-Drone (Anti-Drone) Systems for Solar Power Plant Inspection Drones (UAVs) Flying in Protected/Restricted Areas (No Fly Zones)
8.3. Top Drone (UAV) Startups and Funding
9. DRONE (UAV) INTEGRATION WITH INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) AND SMART CITIES
9.1. Drone (UAV) in Solar Power Sector and Integration with Internet of Things (IOT)
9.2. Drone (UAV) in Solar Power Sector and Integration with Smart Cities
10. SWOT ANALYSIS OF DRONES (UAVs) IN NORTH AMERICA SOLAR POWER INDUSTRY
11. RISK ANALYSIS AND RISK MITIGATION
11.1. Safety Risk and Hazard Risk
11.1.1. Phase I – Safety Hazard Identification. Definition of Safety Hazards
11.1.2. Phase II – Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Assessment
11.1.3. Phase III – Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Mitigation
11.1.4. Phase IV – Drone (UAV) Safety Documentation & Management
11.2. Regulatory Risk
11.3. Social Risk
11.4. Hacker’s (Cyber) Attacks and Theft of Drones (UAVs)
11.5. Insurance protection
12. CONCLUSIONS
13. RECOMMENDATIONS
13.1. Recommendations for Owners and Asset Managers of Solar Power Plants
13.2. Recommendations for Drone (UAV) Inspection Companies Targeting Solar Power Market
14. LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
15. COMPANY DIRECTORY
16. REFERENCES
17. DISCLAIMER AND COPYRIGHT

Map 1: World Lighting Flashes Map: 2017, NASA
Map 2: Restricted (No Fly) Drone (UAV) Zones in North America: 2017

Figure 1: Aerial Drone (UAV) Inspection of Solar Power Plant
Figure 2: Aerial Thermography Image of Solar Power Plant
Figure 3: Defect Area in PV Module (Solar Panel) Detected with Drone (UAV) Aerial Thermography
Figure 4: Damage in PV Module (Solar Panel) from Overheat

Chart 1: Global Cumulative Solar Modules Installed and Available for Inspection by Drones (in Million Units): 2017 – 2026; Source: RENEWABLE MARKET WATCH
Chart 2: NYSE Bloomberg Global Solar Energy Index 2017
Chart 3: Global Cumulative Installed Photovoltaic (solar PV) capacity 2000 ÷ 2016 in MW
Chart 4: European annual photovoltaic market forecast 2000 - 2026 (in MW), SolarPower Europe, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCH
Chart 5: Global Rooftop Photovoltaic Development Scenario 2012 - 2026
Chart 6: Top 10 Countries by Installed Cumulative Solar Capacity in 2016
Chart 7: Global Rooftop Photovoltaic Development Scenario by Main World Regions 2012 - 2026
Chart 8: Global annual PV market forecast 2000 - 2026 (in MW), RENEWABLE MARKET WATCH
Chart 9: World Installed Renewable Energy Capacity 2012 - 2040 in GW; IEA World Energy Outlook 2014
Chart 10: Annual Solar Modules Installed and Available for Inspection by Drones (UAVs) in North America by Country (in Million Units): 2017 – 2026
Chart 11: Global Annual Solar Modules Inspected by Drones (UAVs) in North America by Country (in Million Units): 2017 – 2026
Chart 12: Cumulative Solar Modules Quantified by Country (in Million Units), North America: 2016
Chart 13: Cumulative Solar Modules Quantified by Country (in Million Units), Europe: 2016
Chart 14: Cumulative Solar Modules Quantified by Country (in Million Units), Asia – Pacific: 2016
Chart 15: North America Cumulative Revenue of Drones (UAVs) in Solar Power Industry by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 16: North America Cumulative Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Solar Power Plants by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 17: in North America Cumulative Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Environmental Impact Assessment of Solar Power Plants by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 18: North America Cumulative Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Feasibility Analyses, On-Site Solar Power Plant Evaluation and Technical Due Diligence by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 19: North America Cumulative Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Surveillance and Security of Solar Power Plants by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 20: North America Annual Revenue of Drones (UAVs) in Solar Power Industry by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 21: North America Annual Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Solar Power Plants Inspection by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 22: North America Annual Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Environmental Impact Assessment of Solar Power Plants by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 23: North America Annual Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Feasibility Analyses, On-Site Solar Power Plant Evaluation and Technical Due Diligence by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 24: North America Annual Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Surveillance and Security of Solar Power Plants by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 25: Value Chain of Drones (UAVs) in Solar Power Industry
Chart 26: Potential Applications of Drones (UAVs) in Solar Power Industry along the Value Chain
Chart 27: Drone (UAV) Investment Activity 2012 - 2016
Chart 28: Drone (UAV) Safety Management Process

Table 1: Flight classification of drone (UAV) types in USA
Table 2: Flight classification of drone (UAV) types in Canada
Table 3: Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Solar Power Plant Inspection in North America in 2017
Table 4: Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Environmental Impact Assessment of Solar Power Plants in North America in 2017
Table 5: Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Feasibility analyses, On-site Solar Power Plant Evaluation and Technical Due Diligence in 2017 in North America
Table 6: Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Surveillance and Security of Solar Power Plants in North America in 2017
Table 7: Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Solar Power Plant Inspection in North America in 2017
Table 8: Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Environmental Impact Assessment of Solar Power Plants in North America in 2017
Table 9: Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Feasibility analyses, On-site Solar Power Plants Evaluation and Technical Due Diligence in 2017 in North America
Table 10: Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Surveillance and Security of Solar Power Plants in 2017 in North America
Table 11: Top 10 Early Stage Drone Startups
Table 12: SWOT Analysis of Drones (UAVs) in North America Solar Power Industry
Table 13: Phases of Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Assessment
Table 14: Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Probability
Table 15: Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Severity
Table 16: Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Matrix I
Table 17: Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Matrix II
Table 18: Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Mitigation
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