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SolarSearch

Solar energy development

The number of solar power installations is increasing rapidly. While owners are encouraged to register their solar panels, a significant portion remains unregistered. SolarSearch uses AI to automatically detect solar panels from aerial images and satellite data. Repeating this analysis accurately illuminates the growth in uptake. Additionally, the generation potential for each location, e.g. rooftops, can be assessed.

 

This information is valuable to governments, developers and grid operators to plan policy and infrastructure while evaluating the effectiveness of these solar energy measures. SolarSearch proved its worth for many stakeholders. In the City of London, for example, SolarSearch detected 50% more PV installations than were registered.

HeatAlert

For a cool city

Cities are especially prone to extreme heat buildup due to limited vegetation and dense construction. This phenomenon, known as the “urban heat island effect,” imposes significant risks upon citizens. Due to climate change and urbanization, these risks will increasingly burden cities.

 

HeatAlert identifies the most severe heat islands on the basis of several variables. The HeatAlert solution is delivered on short notice and at a competitive price. The analysis uses satellite measurements to perform an extensive but localised analysis. Sobolt provides the insights and tools necessary to support policy, take action and plan for the future.

Green Rooftop Monitor

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 Monitor allows municipalities to quantify the number of green rooftops and assess the current state of rooftop vegetation in their cities. In addition, this tool helps cities plan for future green roof installations based on vegetation suitability indicators.

LandLoupe

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.

 

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

 

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

HeatBrain

Investigate heat loss in buildings

A large part of the energy consumed in buildings is spent on heating and cooling. Defective or insufficient insulation causes significant energy loss. This leads to higher costs, poor comfort and is unsustainable. Heat scans are made with an infrared camera to evaluate the insulation of a building and identify areas for improvement. However, these thermal images need to be individually interpreted by an expert.

 

HeatBrain maps heat losses in buildings by interpreting these heat scans automatically. This boosts efficiency by drastically cutting down on the time required to interpret heat leaks and gain insights. HeatBrain is scalable, making it suitable for individual buildings as well as large projects for housing corporations, municipalities and insulation installers.

Bikeability

A step toward smart mobility

Smart and efficient transportation in cities saves money and contributes to urban resilience. Sobolt evaluates how individuals move to improve the speed, safety and sustainability of transportation. As a result, municipalities, businesses and homeowners can make effective decisions regarding daily commutes.

 

Our solution also quantifies accessibility by bike to communicate value added to buildings. Residents and visitors alike demand safe, fast and convenient cycling routes to everyday needs when making decisions. Using our technology, users can effectively quantify and visualize the accessibility to amenities such as schools, train stations and grocery stores on a building-by-building basis.