Raptor Maps announced a new round of funding from veteran energy investors.
“Raptor Maps stands out by providing immediate operational value to solar portfolios while laying the digital groundwork for true predictive analytics,” explained Ernst Sack, Partner at Blue Bear Capital.
“Solar owners and operators are leveraging Raptor Maps analytics to increase project revenues by 2% above baseline, and reduce costs for required inspections by over 50%. The company’s SaaS products are compatible with enterprise software and used by data scientists to de-risk portfolios, carefully track degradation, and inform future projects.”
Raptor Maps makes software to build geospatial, digital models of PV system asset health.
Data is captured aerially by FLIR infrared cameras, operated either by Raptor Maps customers or local providers under stringent requirements, and analyzed using computer vision and machine learning.
“The reason Raptor Maps has gained so much traction is that we’re built on software excellence and data transparency,” explains Nikhil Vadhavkar, co-founder and CEO. “Companies like Enel Green Power, Cypress Creek Renewables, and Swinerton Renewable Energy recognize that they don’t have to compromise between immediate actionability, client-facing deliverables, and long-term digital initiatives.”
Raptor Maps currently provides a variety of analyses, including the ability for solar customers to meet the International Electrotechnical Commission Specifications for PV system thermography.