SkySpecs observes wind turbines from above and secures $80 million of land led by Goldman Sachs.

with wind energy get grounded in America, sky spec Drones and AI are being used to detect future equipment failures before giant turbine blades stop.

The company that works with wind farms to monitor the health of turbine blades from above has expanded its “geographic footprint” and software tools by locking in a new $80 million Series D round led by Goldman Sachs.

SkySpecs claims to build the hardware and software in-house and monitor the health of nearly half of all turbine blades already in North America (FYI) 71,666 turbine only in the US). The company says the drone has inspected more than 300,000 blades in dozens of countries since its launch in 2012. SkySpecs’ bigger goal is to “help replace fossil fuel generation” by making renewable energy more efficient. statement at work.

SkySpecs is one of many drone businesses to focus on. Monitor critical infrastructure. Other Included near labCompanies specializing in wind power plant monitoring, as well as general companies such as: skycraft, Percepto And FPV Robotics.

Along with Goldman, investors in the new round include energy company NextEra, Düsseldorf-based VC Statkraft Ventures and Postmates backer Huron River Ventures. Goldman said $150 billion With climate technology, financial giants also continue to support Expansion of fossil fuels.

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