Do drones save me money on Solar Panel Thermal Inspections?

Ensure the most effective energy outcomes from solar panels without burning resources in inspection and repair while keeping people safe.

Our revolutionary Drone Solution helps solar farm owners achieve optimum efficiency, energy output, and a faster return on investment from their solar farms.

How Do GIS Drones Different From Conventional Solar Panel Thermal Inspection?

FactorsConventional InspectionGIS Drones Inspection
Equipment CostHigherLower
WorkforceGroups of 5+ People2 People Only
Operational CostHigher costLower operating costs
Survey TimeExtensive90% less time
Data GatheringUnreliable & inconsistentConsistent & Complete
Post-Processing TimeFew weeks to month1 Week

Why Work with GIS Drones for Solar Panel Thermal Inspection

GIS Drones is passionate about technology and driven to assist various industries. For example, we provide thermal imaging inspections on solar power plants that guarantee safety and efficiency. You may be curious to learn about drones for solar panel inspection

Key Benefits

  • Drone-based visual inspections are superior to ground-based ones for obtaining high-quality images.
  • Drone inspections save 30 to 50% of the time and money compared to any conventional assessment method.
  • Even a tiny dead cell compromises the entire system and causes financial damages. It is easy to find them with drone thermal inspections.
  • With the help of Aerial Thermal Imaging, owners can keep the solar farm working at maximum efficiency.
  • Drones considerably reduce the inspection time.
  • In big solar farms, geo-tagged image data makes it possible to quickly find and fix broken panels and solar cells.

Improvised Site Selection Process

GIS Drones help to improve site selection and planning for a utility or residential solar projects by standardizing the deliverable of ground surveys or roof panel designs.

We help streamline your process, making it easy to identify optimal locations based on demand, cost-effectiveness levels (CEL), access routes within an area, and any environmental factors like terrain complexity!

Professional and Efficient

Our drones can accurately survey and inspect solar panels using cutting-edge UAV technology.

Our team of trained pilots uses high-end drones with built-in thermal sensors for accurate readings on any damage or fault in the device while maintaining safety throughout all operations at any level!

Cost Effective Operation

Our services save costs while maintaining asset life—essential in today’s fast-paced economy!

It is possible to quickly detect cell failure, degradation of solar cells, disconnected strings, and other issues with our drone inspection data. Thermal sensors on our Drones allow us to provide the best possible inspection service.

Foresight Issues Before It Becomes One

GIS Drones can pinpoint any issue before it becomes significant news headlines across all media outlets. For example, we survey installed plants and thermal mapping with analytics on overheated cells or dirty panels that save your time and money in repairs downstream or accidental fire.

Aerial Solar Inspection Procedures by GIS Drones

Assessment of the Farm

The inspection crew initially inspects the whole farm – size, the number of panels, and electricity output capacity in megawatts. Then, before beginning the solar farm assessment, our team considers all input parameters.

Flight Planning

Our experienced inspection pilots plan flights by calculating ground distance points and drone battery capacity to avoid disturbing the drone capture operations. For convenience, our inspection crew stores spare batteries and drones.

Data Collection

Our solar inspection drones collect data using high-resolution RGB and thermal cameras. An average drone can take 260 high-resolution photos per flight and 25 flights per day. Later, the software translates the inspection data to thermal output.


The maintenance team reviews the files to discover and rectify panel defects. They prepare reports on:

  • Defective Cells and Substring
  • Non-Functioning Panels
  • Delamination on Two Cells
  • Cell Rupture

Data Processing & Reporting

The final stage comprises processing the data into an understandable form. Photogrammetry software creates Orthomosaics and heat maps from the drone images. The software also modifies map points using ground control points. Ultimately, our clients will get authorization to our AI software platform to access the inspection report results of their solar farms.

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