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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.

Legal Requirement

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)

0207 175 4149

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CamFly Films is registered with  the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) since 2014 under PFCO ID 754 and holds an OSC (Operating safety case allowing us to fly at reduced distances of 10m from anything, permission to fly up to 600ft and beyond line of sight.

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We hold a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Certification to visit and access building sites, so you can rely on trained, qualified and experienced experts on your site.

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14, Eaton Park Road

London N13 4EL

Company Reg: 9211505

VAT Reg: 220 9583 14