For this year’s #EarthDay, Control Point Associates, Inc. wanted to highlight its small effort in trying to make the country more eco-friendly.
Companies are now realizing that renewable energy is good for business they are adding solar panels to roofs. CPA can utilize our expanding UAV fleet to conduct roof surveys, without needing to step foot on a roof. Our clients love this idea, since it does not disrupt their daily productivity, nor do they have to be worried about people near their expensive solar panels.
Between our Southborough and Boston offices, Control Point Associates, Inc. has completed several surveys for solar farms throughout New England. Two projects we want to highlight are solar farms located on the tops of buildings. One of the projects includes five roofs within a warehouse distribution center; the other was one warehouse roof approximately 8 acres in size. Both the projects included taking low-level, high-resolution photographs via UAV of the areas. Our team utilized our DJI M600 Pro to capture all of the necessary photos.
The photos were ground controlled based on a field run control traverse and geo-referenced to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System (NAD83). Planimetric features were located on each building roof with spot elevations referenced to NAVD88 will be provided. The information was collectively compiled into an appropriately scaled AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 drawing document. In addition, a high resolution rectified orthophoto of the flight area was provided to the clients.
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