Drone Mapping for Solar Panel Installation and Inspection

Improve safety, accuracy, and efficiency on your solar energy projects


Mc Carthy


DroneDeploy is used by the largest solar energy companies around the world to install roof panels and map solar farms.

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    High-Resolution Drone Maps and 3D Models

    Automatically capture imagery and create maps and models.

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    Fast & Accurate Roof Measurements

    Quickly generate comprehensive roof reports, 3D models, and DXF files.

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    Thermal Camera Support

    Conduct thermal inspections with maps from the air in real-time.

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    In-Field Analysis and Reporting

    Make smarter decisions on site with fast data and reporting.

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    Efficient Design Cycles

    Improve collaboration and speed up design with 3D models.

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    Software Tools and Integrations

    75+ apps and integrations to support workflows.

Solar Panel Roof Installation & Design

  • Generate accurate roof measurements and 3D models for site planning and energy estimates
  • Improve safety by reducing the time spent on roofs
  • Integrate models into industry software for an efficient and improved design processes
  • Eliminate the need for customers to be on site
Roof Inspections & Reports

Solar Panel Inspections

  • Inspect solar panels for damage and mechanical failure with real-time thermal imagery
  • Boost team efficiency by evaluating solar arrays from the sky in minutes
  • Shorten maintenance cycles and keep solar farms running at peak efficiency
Thermal Live Map

Solar Farm Prospecting and Construction

  • Survey properties on-demand and generate digital terrain models to accelerate the land bidding process
  • Reduce bidding timelines from weeks to days with up-to-date aerial imagery and accurate aerial data
  • Visualize and measure construction progress throughout the project life cycle with built-in tools and algorithms
Read SunPower's Story

When working with an international team of drone pilots, it’s paramount that we have a software solution that is able to scale with us as we grow.

Kingsley Chen, UAV Operations Coordinator, SunPower

The Platform & Innovation to Keep You Ahead

  • Access the industry’s only drone app marketplace with 75 industry apps and integrations
  • We’ve built the world’s largest drone data repository to create real-world machine learning solutions and automate complex or tedious workflows
  • DroneDeploy is the only commercial drone platform with real-time data processing and analysis to help customers make immediate in-field decisions on mobile devices
Explore App Market
Roof Report logo

Generate a complete and accurate roof plan with everything you need to produce a roof or insurance estimate.

House & Roof 3D Models logo

High precision auto photo capture mode for modelling a residential property, includes angled double grid and two perimeter orbits.

Optelos Work Advisor logo

Export drone data directly into your Optelos project to easily organize, analyze, annotate, and share deliverables.

Scanifly logo

Seamlessly export drone-generated 3D models into Scanifly to design a solar (PV) system. Add panels, calculate production, create shade reports and more.

Scopito logo

Simplify complex inspections. Store, analyze, and share your visual inspections of roofs, solar panels, and more.

Solar Planner via VisualAI logo

Layout solar panels on top of drone generated map data accurately and efficiently.