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Paper Airplane

Drone-based data analytics delivering environmental savings

October 2020
Gallery Paper Airplane 1
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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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Label Date October 14, 2020
From United States
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Network, new clients, visibility, funding, partners, credibility

The environmental benefits

  • 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

The Financial benefits

  • 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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Company Profile

Paper Airplane

Paper Airplane is a drone based data analytics business performing predictive failure modeling for infrastructure assets, including alternative energy, industrial and commercial real estate, pipeline, electric utility and agriculture.

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Headquarters Palisade, CO 81526, USA

Networking Partner

Cleantech Group

The Cleantech Group is a company that supports the development and marketability of clean technologies. The Cleantech Group provides members of its Cleantech network access to capital, investors, research and promotional opportunities. The group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments. Founded in 2002, the Cleantech Group owns the term "cleantech" as a registered trademark.

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