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Drones for Energy Projects

Host: University of Nottingham
Venue: RAD Building, University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG7 2TU
Date: Thursday 11th April, 2019
Time: 1.30pm - 5pm
Cost: Free

The use of drones in energy-related applications is an expanding field with many highly-innovative applications. Come along to this afternoon workshop to see how drones can help your business highlight inefficiency, improve the operation and maintenance of assets and help lower costs.

Applications include:

  • Building efficiency, maintenance and management,
  • PV array monitoring for inaccessible locations,
  • Renewable energy site assessments,
  • Solar and wind farm monitoring,
  • Power cable monitoring,
  • Environmental monitoring.

This fully funded workshop, which will feature real-life case studies of drones in action, demonstrations, real-world information and advice about how drones may be able help your business or energy-related projects.

Draft Agenda

13:30 Arrival and registration

14:00 Drones - Introduction and technology
Steve Fuller, University of Nottingham

14:25 Drones - Legislative issues, training and licensing
Steve Fuller, University of Nottingham

14:50 Drones in action - Monitoring, measurement and maintenance
James Hoare, LHW Partnership

15:10 Demonstration

15:40 Break and Networking

16:00 Drones in action - A renewable energy installer's perspective
David Hill, Carbon Legacy

16:15 Drones in action - Surveying and real world experience
Paul MacMahon, Panoptics

16:30 Research activities at the University of Nottingham
Hery Mwenegoha, University of Nottingham

16:40 Q&A

16:50 Drones - The future

17:00 Networking

17:30 Close


State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, but is delivered completely free of charge. For more information about the programme, please visit the 'Energy for Business' website.


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