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9 Critical Tips To Follow For Drone Solar Panel Inspections

Updated: Sep 19, 2023

Drone solar panel inspections can help identify potential issues before they become major problems, allowing for timely repairs and maintenance.


Here are 9 critical tips to follow for drone solar panel inspections:



  1. Check weather conditions: Make sure to check the weather conditions before flying the drone, as strong winds or rain can affect the stability of the drone and compromise the quality of the inspection.

  2. Use high-resolution cameras: Use a drone with a high-resolution camera to capture clear images of the solar panels, which can help identify any issues such as cracks, debris, or damage.

  3. Inspect from multiple angles: To get a comprehensive view of the solar panels, inspect them from multiple angles, including top-down, side-on, and oblique angles.

  4. Focus on potential problem areas: Focus your inspection on potential problem areas, such as corners, edges, and areas where debris may accumulate.

  5. Use thermal imaging: Consider using a thermal imaging camera to detect any hotspots or areas of heat loss on the solar panels, which can indicate a malfunctioning cell.

  6. Check for shading: Look for any shading on the solar panels, as this can affect their efficiency and output.

  7. Take detailed notes: Take detailed notes of any issues identified during the inspection, including the location, severity, and recommended action.

  8. Conduct regular inspections: Conduct regular drone inspections of the solar panels to identify any potential issues before they become major problems.

  9. Follow safety protocols: Follow all safety protocols and guidelines when flying the drone, including maintaining a safe distance from people and property, and ensuring the drone is in good working condition before flying.




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