NSE-DroneGrid Partner for Africa

15 May 2018

We are pleased to announce our partnership with New Southern Energy (NSE) part of AtlasInvest, a South Africa based renewable energy provider. This partnership is a perfect opportunity for DroneGrid to further expand its presence and deploy its technology in the African continent.

This partnership will help NSE to provide its customers in Africa access to cutting-edge technology that allows complete management of solar site lifecycle management through aerial data; from ground surveying to building site supervision to site acceptance and annual inspections.

NSE offers a full turnkey service in the assessment, design, supply, financing, implementation and ongoing maintenance of renewable energy projects to the public and private sector. Using the DroneGrid aerial intelligence platform is a unique opportunity to provide NSE’s existing and future customers a market differentiating technology and value added service.

“Our vision is to solve some of Africa’s most complex energy problems through accelerating the adoption of renewable energy through a distributed energy approach”, says David Masureik, CEO at NSE. “To achieve differentiation through partners like DroneGrid is key for us to provide clients unique/innovative solutions.”

The DroneGrid aerial intelligence platform offers survey-grade topography maps that provide a complete site overview during planning, design, and construction phase. Its proprietary image processing and analytics tools on thermal images enable automated identification, categorization and loss estimation across the entire site.

Through digitization DroneGrid helps asset managers save costs and enable better informed decision making. Masureik adds, “We look forward to using these data analytics to constantly improve our system design, installations and O&M offering adding value to our clients.”

This partnership is key for DroneGrid’s ambitions for Africa. According to Vishal Punamiya, CEO at DroneGrid “Expanding DroneGrid’s footprint into Africa has been on the roadmap for some time, and this strategic collaboration only strengthens our commitment to providing world class solutions towards existing and future customers in the region.”

Starting with South Africa, DroneGrid will be expanding its operations to other countries in the region over the next coming months.

About NSE

New Southern Energy is a leading South African-based, full-service renewable energy provider for distributed energy projects throughout Africa. With extensive experience in the renewable energy sector, NSE has the technical and professional skills required to implement energy projects across Africa.

About DroneGrid

DroneGrid’s platform redefines how enterprises deploy drones, gather, analyze and manage aerial data across single or multiple sites. Within the PV industry DroneGrid’s platform is used by EPCs, O&Ms, Investors and Energy Producers in 22+ countries.