Our Using Drones for Energy Infographic shows the projected size of the global drone market in 2026, which is us41.3 billion. From this projection, the use of drones in Energy is forecast to be US$6 billion, making it the biggest industry vertical (more information as well as a breakdown for the top countries can be found in our yearly Drone Market Report).
The infographic explains that using drones for energy-related infrastructures involves various types of applications such as Inspections, Mapping & Surveying, Localization & Tracking, and Others (gas/radiation detection, transportation/delivery, line stringing, lightning protection, etc.). As the graphic shows, Inspections represent the highest number of activities using drones for energy-infrastructures, and this applies to several utilities such as oil & gas as well as electricity. Drones are also used for Inspections of water, sewage and other systems. Even though these represent a smaller market according to the infographic, it is worth noting that they are still multimillion dollar markets around the globe and within some countries.
As the infographic shows, Mapping & Surveying represents the second-most-common type of application. This is followed by Localization & Tracking, which once again may have a lower rating in the infographic but is nevertheless has a very high adoption rate when it comes to using drones for energy.
If you’re looking for more information about using drones for energy, read our blog post. Here is an excerpt from the blog:
“Using drones for energy infrastructures is and will continue to be the leading market for drone technology throughout the world. This is due to both the societal importance of energy production/maintenance and the exponential increase in safety and efficiency that drones bring to these operations. ”