Paper Airplane

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October 2020
Headquarters Palisade, CO 81526, USA

Paper Airplane - Drone-based data analytics delivering environmental savings

Paper Airplane is an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Solution using data analytics, sensors and algorithms to identify environmental savings in energy production, farming and industry.

Drone technology has grown rapidly in recent years and is increasingly being used for environmental reasons. Paper Airplane uses UAS drones to gather data on clients' operations to reduce operating costs, capital expenditure, extend infrastructure lifetime and reduce environmental impact. Example applications of this Solution include energy efficiency projects for Commercial and Industrial real estate; solar inspection and assessment; leak identification in pipelines; inspection for utilities; and precision agriculture to reduce the use of fertiliser and pesticides. By utilising the latest in drone technology, Paper Airplane can enable environmental savings across a number of sectors.

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Key features

  • Can reduce energy consumption in commercial and industrial sectors by 20%
  • Can increase solar panel energy production by 10-15%
  • Can reduce fertiliser use by 50% and decrease water use by 15% in agriculture


  • Initial drone inspection is 10-20% cheaper than mainstream alternative
  • Faster diagnostics, leading to faster improvements in systems

Activity Region

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North america

United States, Mexico,

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