Regular inspection by drone – so that your solar and photovoltaic systems are always running at full speed with peace of mind

Is your solar system really working at full power? In all modules? Or could it be delivering more energy?

We inspect objects and industrial plants from above while they continue to work – from the air.

We detect faults.

Advantages of inspection with thermographic drones:

  • Inexpensive inspection:  You save on expensive scaffolding and time-consuming filming and photography work from the ground.
  • No downtime: we fly drones over your system while it is running. It is not necessary to shut it down.
  • Areas that are difficult to access: Drones inspect even hard-to-reach areas thanks to well-trained pilots.
  • Effective and accurate: trained drone pilots avoid shadowing. You always get correct figures.
  • Recognize changes: We document for you. This allows you to recognize changes immediately and take corrective action.

Does your solar system provide enough energy?

At first glance, everything looks fine with your solar or photovoltaic system. But is it really? Solar and photovoltaic systems are relatively low-maintenance. Relatively. If you don’t recognize certain defects in time, it can be expensive! Does your system really supply enough energy? Are all the modules working?

Lassen Sie prüfen, ob:

  • all bypass diodes are fault-free,
  • module glass and cells are without cracks,
  • certain solar modules are in the shade too much and for too long,
  • the contacts in the solar cells are working properly,
  • no moisture has penetrated,
  • all areas are really clean,
  • there are no loose contact points,
  • short circuits in solar cells can be ruled out.

Our solution

Only if your solar or photovoltaic system is in perfect condition will it deliver its full performance. Do not do without it. Avoid expensive repairs by recognizing weak points in good time.

We use thermal imaging cameras on our drones to inspect your solar and photovoltaic systems

Simple. Fast. Safe.

What can we help you with?

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Or give us a call: +49 152 – 21 76 67 24

Together we will find out whether we can support you with the solar inspection.

Frequently asked questions about solar and photovoltaic inspections with a drone

What are the advantages of having the solar system inspected with a drone?

Checking a solar or photovoltaic system with a drone is more advantageous in some respects than with conventional methods:

Saves time: A large system can be inspected with a drone in significantly less time than manually.

Is very accurate: Drones are able to record high-resolution images and data of solar modules. This enables a very precise inspection.

Is safer: people do not have to climb onto roofs or other areas to check modules. The drone flies over them and the pilot stands safely on the ground.

Saves costs: A drone also flies over larger areas within a short time. The deployment is therefore less time-consuming than a manual inspection. This saves costs.

How do you check the photovoltaic system with a drone?

Before the solar system is flown over with the drone, a few things need to be prepared.

The drone must of course be in very good condition. If necessary, it must be calibrated. Is the drone equipped with the right high-resolution thermal imaging camera? Or a measuring device? During the overflight, the drone records images and data with its sensors and cameras, which are then downloaded to a computer.

This data is analyzed by a technical expert to identify damage, contamination or other problems. Once the data analysis is complete, a detailed report is produced containing the results of the inspection and possible solutions to any problems.

If necessary, recommended repairs or maintenance work can now be carried out on the photovoltaic system. This quickly restores the efficiency and performance of the system.

What does a solar system inspection with a drone cost?

The price of a solar or photovoltaic system inspection with a drone depends on several factors.

Among other things, it depends on how large the system is. Another decisive factor is how easily accessible the roofs or roof surfaces are. How many modules does the system have? The cost of inspecting a solar installation with a drone depends on these and other specific requirements.

A reputable service provider will estimate these costs in advance and explain what work will be involved.

It is also possible to compare quotes from several providers to get the best offer for your specific needs.

How often should a photovoltaic system be checked using a drone?

How old is the photovoltaic system? To what extent is it exposed to particular weather conditions such as cold, wind and rain? Where is the photovoltaic system located? How often you should have the system inspected depends on these and other factors. As a rule, it is recommended that photovoltaic systems be inspected every one to two years.

How safe is it to check the solar system with a drone?

There are several factors that can influence the safety of a drone inspection of a solar or photovoltaic installation. These include the legal regulations that apply in relation to the use of drones, the skills of the pilot, the environment in which the drone is used and the weather conditions. These factors must be taken into account in order to carry out a safe inspection. This is the only way to minimize risks. Hire a professional company that has the relevant experience. The drone pilots should also be qualified and specially trained. They know which regulations must be observed. And how to inspect your solar or photovoltaic system safely for everyone involved.

Checking the solar system with a thermography drone – is special training required?

Buy a drone and just fly off? That is not advisable under any circumstances. Especially for special missions such as checking solar or photovoltaic systems, it is advisable to undergo appropriate training. Or hire a professional. This involves the correct operation of the drones so that they are always under control and do not suddenly crash unintentionally. You also need to know geographical and legal matters. There are places and situations where flying over with a drone is not possible or only possible with prior permission.

The drone pilot is also trained to recognize and interpret the critical areas of the solar installation thermographically, i.e. using a thermal imaging camera. Separate training is useful for this.

Careful inspection of a photovoltaic system is important in order to monitor and improve the efficiency and performance of the system. A thermography drone identifies heat sources that can impair the energy yield. This allows faults in the system to be detected at an early stage.

Certain skills and knowledge are therefore required for a competent and correct inspection.

About us

Professional aerial images and aerial photography with high-tech drones (quadro & multicopters). We film and photograph on your behalf for image films, inspections, documentation, surveys and monitoring in the construction, real estate, industrial and agricultural sectors. We deliver pictures and videos from a bird's eye view of weddings, company celebrations and major events. We operate nationwide from Brandenburg and Hamburg.

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Holder: Steffen Franzeck

Main office:
Alter Wall 32
20457 Hamburg
Phone: +49(0)40-80 90 31 90 17

Scharnhorststr. 45
03238 Finsterwalde
Phone: +49(0)3531-6 79 12 29
Fax: +49(0)3531-6 79 51 43

Leipziger Straße 8
03238 Finsterwalde

Mobile: (0152) 217 667 24

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