Installing a solar panel source of energy is a long-term investment that returns its benefits over several years. Maintenance plays an essential role in extending the life cycle of solar panel configurations, including their internal cells and circuits.
We can help you regularly inspect your photovoltaic cells through our aerial drone inspection and survey services without having you climb or erect a scaffold. Our aerial photography services will quickly identify manufacturing defects and cracks, damaged cells, panels, strings and cable joints. By spotting these damages early, you will likely invest in early rehabilitation work and protect the rest of the internal components such as switchboards, storage systems, or regulators, which are likely to more expensive should the extent of the deterioration expand.
Our solar PV inspections will also provide you with aerial footage of the roof of your house or building of offices, which will provide you with additional information about the state of the dwelling/facility which you are managing. Once you have access to the photographic material, you will be able to consult subject matter experts concerning any feature of your roof not related to the solar panel photovoltaic structures, such as isolation or rainwater outlets.
Through our aerial inspection services, you are removing the risks associated with working at heights (well regulated within the UK through CSCS and CITB), and subsequently, you’re reducing the costs of the solar panel inspection service by not having to erect a scaffold or by not having to buy protective gear for the temporary workforce. Our services enable you to take close-up photos of the solar panel within seconds from takeoff.
One of the most common questions concerning our solar panel inspection and survey service is ensuring that we can identify all damages inflicted in photovoltaic cells through visual observation. Subject to the level of light, predominantly during the daytime, we can manoeuvre our drones around the solar panel configuration in such a way to reflect the light. As we perform this cyclical movement, any scratches, dents, or damages will inevitably become visible; once that happens, we will photograph and present them to you.