SkySpecs is an award-winning provider of robotics solutions for the wind energy industry. The company develops unmanned aerial vehicles for general purpose aerial data collection and infrastructure inspections.

SkySpecs automates the inspection, diagnostics, and maintenance of utility scale wind turbines with custom autonomous drones.

SkySpecs was founded in 2012 by Danny Ellis, Tom Brady, Sam DeBruin, & Jonathan Bendes and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan with an additional offiice in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

SkySpecs develops an affordable form of energy, through the use of an automated drone inspection service and analytics platform that allows for repeatability, high-quality data, and safer inspections.

SkySpecs is built on the belief that renewable energy has the potential to become ubiquitous if the industry adopts a proactive approach to both keeping turbines healthy and employing technology to digitize disjointed and resource-heavy business challenges. They became the first and only provider of completely automated blade inspections using a drone and highly intuitive software that allows for repeatability, high-quality data, and safer inspections.

SkySpecs’ #1 goal is to inspire its employees, stakeholders, supporters, community, and customers into the 3rd dimension. The company enables its customers to be on the cutting edge of technology, creating faster, easier and more efficient ways of operating.

SkySpecs' solutions include, Autonomous Inspection, providing 100% automated wind turbine inspections with absolutely no input from a human after takeoff. In other words, no part of our inspection process is manual.; Horizon, a collaborative asset management platform.


SkySpecs is backed by investos including McRock iNFund LP, Equinor Energy Ventures, UL Ventures, Statkraft Ventures, Techstars and others. the compny raised $17M in a Series C financing on Dec 20, 2019. This new round brings SkySpecs' total funding to $28.5M to date.





  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $28.5M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: $10M-$15M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Ann Arbor
  • State: Michigan
  • Country: United States
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