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Global Wind Turbine Inspection Drones Market 2017-2021

Global Wind Turbine Inspection Drones Market 2017-2021

About Wind Turbine Inspection Drones

Wind turbine inspection drones are unmanned aerial vehicles catering to the civilian segment of end-users. They are used to gather information and images of wind turbine blades, nacelles, and towers. They are implemented along with inspection services and software that are used to facilitate the monitoring, mapping, and analysis across various sectors, mainly comprising energy, power, and utility for their infrastructure management programs. Traditionally, wind turbines were inspected by manual modes that employed inspection teams suspended through ropes and cables using binoculars and field telescopes. However, this method not only involved high risks to personnel but also had limitations in terms of accessing areas that proved to be a challenge to reach. It was also observed that certain defects in the blades of wind turbines were not visible to the naked eye.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global wind turbine inspection drones market to grow at a CAGR of 12.93% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global wind turbine inspection drones market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from hardware and solutions through sales made to wind turbine owners, inspection service providers, and wind turbine manufacturers.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Wind Turbine Inspection Drones Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Aeryon Labs
  • Cyberhawk Innovations
  • Hexagon
  • Strat Aero
  • UpWind Solutions
Other prominent vendors
  • AIRPIX
  • Aerialtronics
  • AeroVision Canada
  • AutoCopter
  • DJI
  • DroneView Technologies
  • Eagle Eye Solutions
  • HUVr
  • Intel
  • microdrones
  • Monarch
  • Parrot
  • Pro-Drone
  • Romax Technology
  • Vinveli Group International
Market driver
  • Promotion of wind energy due to renewability.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High cost of wind turbine inspection drones.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Technological improvements in hardware.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Wind Turbine Inspection Drones Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global wind turbine inspection drones market: Aeryon Labs, Cyberhawk Innovations, Hexagon, Strat Aero, and UpWind Solutions.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AIRPIX, Aerialtronics, AeroVision Canada, AutoCopter, DJI, DroneView Technologies, Eagle Eye Solutions, HUVr, Intel, microdrones, Monarch, Parrot, Pro-Drone, Romax Technology, and Vinveli.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is technological improvements in hardware. Apart from wind turbine inspection drones, the software solutions required for analysis of data and images acquired are also evolving with time. Vendors are continuously introducing offerings that can improve the functionalities of wind turbine inspection drones. For instance, Pro-Drone, a major startup in the market, has introduced a solution that enables users to customize the control of the drone as per its positional awareness about the blade’s placement.”

According to the report, one driver in market is promotion of wind energy due to renewability. With an increased focus on sustainability and environmental conservation, there is an increased focus on green energy initiatives. Currently, there are over 900,000 wind turbines installed globally. Some countries like Denmark meet all their energy needs using wind power. As wind energy is increasingly favored due to its renewability over alternatives such as fossil fuels, the demand for maintenance services will also gain traction. In turn, more companies will switch to technologically advanced inspection services involving wind turbine inspection drones to detect regular deterioration and the pre-end-of-warranty condition of turbine parts. This is to ensure that energy generation is not uninterrupted, and there is a reduction in downtime arising from inspection and maintenance.

Further, the report states that one challenges in market is regulatory hurdles. The companies in the global wind turbine inspection drones market have been facing regulatory hurdles since their introduction in the market. With awareness and adoption of these drones, governments are updating their regulations regarding the use of UAVs. This is expected to be a major challenge for vendors that might experience limited adoption of wind turbine inspection drones in countries with more stringent laws. The laws relate to the requirement of specific certifications, qualifications, or modifications in design, which are expected to have an undesirable/unfavorable impact on the financial performance and market positions of companies. The complexity of these laws in terms of regulations regarding VLOS and BVLOS, and their variation across different countries adds to the hurdles faced by new entrants.

Companies Mentioned

Aeryon Labs, Cyberhawk Innovations, Hexagon, Strat Aero, UpWind Solutions, AIRPIX, Aerialtronics, AeroVision Canada, AutoCopter, DJI, DroneView Technologies, Eagle Eye Solutions, HUVr, Intel, microdrones, Monarch, Parrot, Pro-Drone, Romax Technology, and Vinveli.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Major benefits of wind turbine inspection drones
  • Market landscape
    • Table Origin of drones
    • Global UAV market
      • Table Global UAV market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global R&D distribution in UAVs 2015 (%)
      • Table Major types of drones
    • Commercial UAV market
      • Table Global commercial UAV market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Major applications of commercial UAVs
    • Global wind turbine inspection drones market
      • Table Global wind turbine inspection drones market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Major areas of focus by vendors
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Global wind turbine inspection drones market by product
      • Table Global wind turbine inspection drones market by product (%)
    • Global wind turbine inspection drones market by solutions
      • Table Global wind turbine inspection drones market by solutions 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global wind turbine inspection drones market by hardware
      • Table Global wind turbine inspection drones market by hardware 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global wind turbine inspection drones market by geography
      • Table Global wind turbine inspection drones market by geography 2016-2021(%)
    • Wind turbine inspection drones market in Americas
      • Table Wind turbine inspection drones market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Wind turbine inspection drones market in EMEA
      • Table Wind turbine inspection drones market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Wind turbine inspection drones market in APAC
      • Table Wind turbine inspection drones market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Key areas of development in UAVs
      • Table Major sensors used in wind turbine inspection drones
      • Table Expected decline in the average cost of sensors 2015-2020 ($)
      • Table Advantages of offshore wind farms
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of Drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Country-wise regulations associated with UAVs
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Technological improvements in hardware
    • Surge in operational intelligence and data analytics
    • Increase in adoption of thermal imaging in drones
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Drones ecosystem
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
    • Competition analysis
    • Aeryon Labs
      • Table Aeryon Labs: Product offering
    • Cyberhawk Innovations
      • Table Cyberhawk Innovations: Solution offering
      • Table Recent developments: Cyberhawk Innovations
    • Hexagon
      • Table Product offering: Hexagon
    • Strat Aero
      • Table Strat Aero: Solution offering
      • Table Recent developments: Strat Aero
    • UpWind Solutions
      • Table Service offerings: UpWind Solutions
    • Key takeaways
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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