Hyperion project aimed to develop software and hardware for the remote surveillance, the maintenance and the optimisation of the operation of photovoltaic installations. More specifically, during this project, an aerial robotic vehicle (drone) was developed which is capable to fly autonomously (without human tele-operation) over photovoltaic installations. Using appropriate sensors and algorithms the hyperion system is able to create a map of the installation, to navigate itself autonomously within this map, and to detect possible problems.
In cases that problems are detected. the system is able to propose solutions and/or optimisation actions. Especially in the case of hot spots, the system is able to effectively contribute to their prevention by detecting local dirt spots which are likely to transform to hot spots and whenever possible, to try to dissolve the dirt sports by spraying them with solvent liquid or water.
The project started on June 1st 2020 and ended sucessgully on 31 September 2022.