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Solar Search

Automatically Locate PV Installations

The number of small scale solar installations is quickly rising. To keep track of them all, project owners are encouraged to register their installations. However, many fail to do so, resulting in numerous unregistered solar installations.

Sobolt has developed an innovative solution that uses artificial intelligence to detect solar panels from high resolution images. Solar Search has proven its worth by detecting up to 50% more panels than those registered.

Solar Search will help grid operators better anticipate local power production and help maintain balance on the grid. Additionally, Solar Search gives (local) governments accurate insights into the adoption of PV.

Green Rooftop Monitoring

Identify Coverage, Communicate Potential

Green rooftops offer a variety of benefits, including stormwater management, urban temperature control and air pollution minimization. However, many municipalities are unaware of the extent of green roof coverage, leading to inefficient decisions regarding subsidies, policies and urban development techniques.

Sobolt’s Green Rooftop Monitoring and Green Rooftop Potential solutions allow municipalities to assess the current state of rooftop vegetation and skillfully plan for future green roof installations.

Land Loupe

Inspecting Infrastructure, Accurately and Automatically

The inspection of roads, waterways and other infrastructure is often labor-intensive, expensive and time-consuming. Therefore, alternative methods are being sought after that can do these inspections automatically.

Land Loupe answers the quest for automatic inspection. Using advanced machine learning algorithms, this technique can accurately detect and measure infrastructure. Projects with BAM Infra have shown that Land Loupe maps infrastructure quicker and cheaper than conventional methods.

The capabilities offered by Land Loupe can take over tasks that are currently done using human labor in infrastructural firms, thereby reducing costs and increasing efficiency.

Solar Savings

Optimal PV Placement, Extra Revenue

Small scale PV installations offer huge opportunities in urban areas. One of the main challenges is identifying the roofs with the most potential for solar power production. Currently, solar potential is often estimated by hand, which requires a significant time investment and lacks precision.

Solar Savings is used to evaluate the solar potential of all roofs in a client's portfolio. This way, clients get a rooftop ranking and can target the most suitable roofs in their portfolio for installing PV cells. Allowing our clients to make informed investments and generate more solar power is our mission.

PV Potential can be a significant asset to housing corporations and PV installers in finding the most suitable roofs for installing PV in their larger portfolios.

Access to Green

Dont't Guess, Know

Making cities green is one of the most important and most challenging EU-goals for the cities today. Often, there are no complete pictures of the green areas in the city.

Access to Green - Sobolt’s most recent innovation - uses artificial intelligence to map green areas. Our tool also assess the accessibility for citizens to green using factors like travel time by foot and by bike. Access to Green provides accurate information that allows governments and citizens to make informed decisions.

This Sobolt technology assists government officials in analysing their city's green status by creating and communicating actionable data.

Heat Brain

Lower Cost, Higher Accuracy

40% of European energy is consumed by buildings, with most being used for heating. Buildings are often insufficiently insulated, causing heat losses. As a result, more precise information is required for an effective insulation strategy.

Sobolt is developing a game changer, Heat Brain, which maps heat loss in buildings. Our solution solves the problems associated with time-consuming manual checks.

Heat Brain is of significant benefit for housing corporations, municipalities and energy auditors. It also can find “weak spots” in buildings and monitor the progress of building renovations.

Defect Detect

Less Defect, More Power

Large-scale solar parks are on the rise to power the renewable energy transition. However, defects in solar panels are a significant challenge for efficient energy production. Constant inspection and maintenance are required to identify and fix defects.

Conventional monitoring techniques like manual inspections are expensive and often inaccurate. Defect Detect solves this problem. Our tool uses satellite imagery and a series of neural networks to correctly identify defective solar panels.

With Defect Detect, solar farm owners and operators can increase their performance, produce more renewable energy and increase profits.