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Solar Panels Inspection


Thermal imaging by drone

Thanks to its thermal imaging system, a X30 Zoom camera and a 640 x 512 High Resolution XT2 Thermal sensor, our drone is the ideal tool to detect faulty solar panels, be it on a residential roof or at a solar farm site. In the booming solar industry, efficiency is crucial to your company’s success. Whether you install solar panels, inspect and repair large arrays, or survey land for solar farm prospecting, drone photos, maps, and 3D models can improve productivity and accelerate design cycles. The use of the drone in the PV plant inspection saves time and money compared to a conventional ground inspection.

In order to optimize the maintenance of the solar panels in residential areas, we carry out thermal inspections by drones flying over the roof. This makes it possible to detect any defects that may appear after a few years.

Using drones with mounted High Resolution Thermal cameras, we are able to precisely locate the defects on the solar panels, and get an instant reading of defective cells.

Drones and Safety for people and property

Safety for people and property is paramount. Proceeding to a drone survey can only be conducted by a CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) certified and authorized drone operator, to comply with legal regulations regarding the use of unmanned aircraft for commercial operations in the UK Airspace. Camfly Films Ltd is CAA certified since 2014, ID 754 and fully insured with a liability to up to £5M for your peace of mind.


We hold a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Certification to visit and access building sites, and each survey comes with a full Risk Assessment and Method Statement. (RAMS)

Camfly Films Ltd holds an OSC Operational Authorisation to fly our high end professional drones at 10 meters from uninvolved people, properties, vehicles, vessels and structures, in central London and all congested areas.

Because of this special and very unique permission, we can provide legally a better service than the majority of the competition while keeping safe people and property and their occupants, using this extended permission we received from the CAA.

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