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

  • ID: 4375866
  • Report
  • Region: North America, United States
  • 123 pages
  • Inea Consulting Ltd
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  • 3D Robotics
  • CybAero
  • FLoT Systems
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This report analyzes North America market for drones (UAVs) application in wind 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.

Wind power industry is developing with fast paces in the past decade and at the end of 2016 almost 345,000 wind turbines are operational at global level. This means more than 1,035,000 wind turbine blades are subject to physical wear out and need regular inspections throughout their lifespan. Drones (UAVs) could perform inspection work of wind turbines and wind blades quicker, safer and more cost effectively than traditional methods.

Drones in Wind 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 wind 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 wind 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 North America drones (UAVs) market in wind power industry until 2026
  • Drone (UAV) unit cost and services cost in wind power industry 2017 in North America
  • Regulatory flight policies at global and country level related to the use of drones (UAVs) in wind power industry in North America
  • Expected revenue forecast from drone (UAV) sales and related services over the next 10 years (2017 – 2026) in North America
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Market dynamics comprising main market drivers, restraints and challenges
  • Drone (UAV) vendors active in wind turbine inspection market (hardware manufacturers) in North America
  • Drone (UAV) inspection services and solutions providers (hardware, optics, sensors, software) in North America
  • Key technologies and innovations as main drivers of drones (UAVs) in wind power industry
  • Investment potential and opportunities
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Robotics
  • CybAero
  • FLoT Systems
  • Microdrones
  • SharperShape
  • Swift Navigation
  • MORE
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. Wind Turbines Inspection
3.1.1. Wind Turbine Blade Inspection for Leading Edge Erosion
3.1.2. Inspection of Wind Turbine Blade Lighting Receptor
3.1.3. Wind Turbine Blade Wrinkling, Dry Fiber and De-bonding (Delamination)
3.1.4. Tower and Nacelle Inspection
3.1.5. Offshore Wind Turbine Inspection Challenges
3.1.6. Inspection in Construction Phase of Wind Farms
3.2. Environmental Impact Assessment of Wind Farms
3.3. Feasibility Analyses, On-Site Wind Farm Evaluations and Technical Due Diligence
3.4. Surveillance and Security of Wind Farms
3.5. Global Wind 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 Wind Power Industry in North America
4.1.1. Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Wind Turbine Inspection in North America
4.1.2. Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Environmental Impact Assessments of Wind Farms in North America
4.1.3. Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Feasibility analyses, On-site Wind farm Evaluations and Technical Due Diligence in North America
4.1.4. Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Surveillance and Security of Wind Farms in North America
4.2. Drone (UAV) Services Cost in Wind Power Industry in North America
4.2.1. Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Wind Turbine Inspections in North America
4.2.2. Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Environmental Impact Assessments of Wind Farms in North America
4.2.3. Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Feasibility analyses, On-site Wind farm Evaluations and Technical Due Diligence in North America
4.2.4. Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Surveillance and Security of Wind Farms in North America
4.3. Annual Wind Turbine Units Inspected by Drones (UAVs) in North America
4.4. North America Revenue of Drones (UAVs) in Wind Power Sector
4.4.1. North America Cumulative Revenue by Segment and Country
4.4.1.1. Wind Turbine Inspection
4.4.1.2. Environmental Impact Assessment of Wind Farms
4.4.1.3. Feasibility Analyses, On-Site Wind Farm Evaluation and Technical Due Diligence
4.4.1.4. Surveillance and Security of Wind Farms
4.4.2. North America Annual Revenue by Segment and Country
4.4.2.1. Wind Turbine Inspection
4.4.2.2. Environmental impact assessment of wind farms
4.4.2.3. Feasibility Analyses, On-Site Wind Farm Evaluation and Technical Due Diligence
4.4.2.4. Surveillance and security of wind farm
5. VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS OF DRONES (UAVs) IN WIND 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 On-Shore and Off-Shore Wind Turbines 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 Wind Blades and Lighting Receptor Testing
6.7. Constraints for Use of Drones (UAVs) for Wind Turbine Inspection and Other Associated Services
7. KEY INDUSTRY VENDORS COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
7.1. Drone (UAV) Vendors Active in Wind Power Market
7.2. Drone (UAV) Inspection and Associated Services Providers
7.3. Other Providers of Drone (UAV) Services Related to Wind Power Industry
8. KEY INNOVATIONS
8.1. Ultra-Light LiDAR systems for drone (UAV) applications
8.2. Counter Drone (Anti-Drone) System Providers
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 Wind Power Sector and Integration with Internet of Things (IOT)
9.2. Drone (UAV) in Wind Power Sector and Integration with Smart Cities
10. SWOT ANALYSIS OF DRONES (UAVs) IN NORTH AMERICA WIND 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 Wind Farms
13.2. Recommendations for Drone (UAV) Inspection Companies Targeting Wind 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: Leading Edge Erosion of Wind Turbine Blade
Figure 2: Wind Turbine Blade Damage by Lighting Strike
Figure 3: Damage in wind rotor blade by adhesive failure
Figure 4: Damage in wind rotor blade by debonding (delamination) of layers
Figure 5: Lighting protection system of wind turbine and rotor blades

Chart 1: Global Cumulative Wind Turbine Units Installed and Available for Inspection by Drones (UAVs): 2017 – 2026; Source: DRONE MARKET WATCH
Chart 2: NYSE Bloomberg Wind Energy Index 2017
Chart 3: World Total Installed Cumulative Wind Capacity 1997 – 2016: WWEA, GWEC
Chart 4: World Total Installed Cumulative Offshore Capacity 2005 – 2016: WWEA, GWEC
Chart 5: World New Installed Wind Capacity 1998 – 2016: WWEA, GWEC
Chart 6: Top 10 Countries by Installed Cumulative Wind Capacity in 2016: WWEA, GWEC
Chart 7: Shares in New Installed Wind Capacity by Continents (in % and in MW) in 2016: WWEA, GWEC
Chart 8: World Cumulative Wind Power Installations in GW for 1997 - 2026, WWEA, GWEC, DRONE MARKET WATCH
Chart 9: World Installed Renewable Energy Capacity 2012 - 2040 in GW; IEA World Energy Outlook 2014
Chart 10: Annual Wind Turbine Units Installed and Available for Inspection by Drones (UAVs) in North America by Country: 2017 – 2026
Chart 11: Annual Wind Turbine Units Inspected by Drones (UAVs) in North America by Country: 2017 – 2026
Chart 12: Wind Turbine Cumulative Units Quantified by Country, North America: 2016
Chart 13: Wind Turbine Cumulative Units Quantified by Country, Europe: 2016
Chart 14: Wind Turbine Cumulative Units Quantified by Country, Asia – Pacific: 2016
Chart 15: North America Cumulative Revenue of Drones (UAVs) in Wind Power Sector by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 16: North America Cumulative Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Wind Turbine Inspection by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 17: North America Cumulative Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Environmental Impact Assessment of Wind Farms by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 18: North America Cumulative Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Feasibility Analyses, On-Site Wind Farm 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 Wind Farms by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 20: North America Annual Revenue of Drones (UAVs) in Wind Power Sector by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 21: North America Annual Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Wind Turbine 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 Wind Farms by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 23: North America Annual Revenue for Drone (UAV) Units and Services for Feasibility Analyses, On-Site Wind Farm 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 Wind Farms by Country (in Millions USD): 2017-2026
Chart 25: Value Chain of Drones (UAVs) in Wind Power Industry
Chart 26: Drone (UAV) Investment Activity 2012 - 2016
Chart 27: 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 Wind Turbine Inspection in North America in 2017
Table 4: Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Environmental Impact Assessment of Wind Farms in North America in 2017
Table 5: Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Feasibility analyses, On-site Wind farm Evaluation and Technical Due Diligence in North America in 2017
Table 6: Drone (UAV) Unit Cost for Surveillance and Security of Wind Farms in North America in 2017
Table 7: Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Wind Turbine Inspection in North America in 2017
Table 8: Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Environmental Impact Assessment of Wind Farms in North America in 2017
Table 9: Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Feasibility analyses, On-site Wind farm Evaluation and Technical Due Diligence in North America in 2017
Table 10: Drone (UAV) Services Cost for Surveillance and Security of Wind Farms in North America in 2017
Table 11: Potential Applications of Drones (UAVs) in Wind Power Industry along the Value Chain
Table 12: Recommended Sensor Selection for Inspection in Wind Power Industry
Table 13: Top 10 Early Stage Drone Startups
Table 14: SWOT Analysis of Drones (UAVs) in North America Wind Power Industry
Table 15: Phases of Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Assessment
Table 16: Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Probability
Table 17: Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Severity
Table 18: Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Matrix I
Table 19: Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Matrix II
Table 20: Drone (UAV) Safety Risk Mitigation
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