Rooftop Solar Panels can be a smart investment, or a costly liability. Poorly installed or functioning panels can even damage your roof. Drone inspections are a low risk, no fuss way of confirming your panels are in great condition, and giving you their maximum energy output. Engineers With Drones visually assess your panels' condition, giving you peace of mind of their safety.
Solar PV are a worthwhile investment, but unnoticed damage reduces their efficiency over time, shrinking your savings. Regular inspection and maintenance of rooftop solar panels is essential to their longevity. Investing in good maintenance practices can ensure they last the intended lifecycle, up to 20 or 30 years. Not doing so can cost you money, and cause loss of power.
Solar Panels are generally sturdy. Inspections find issues about 10-20% of the time, meaning it's not always necessary to have a human present at the point of inspection. 80-90% of the time, a drone is enough for the entire 'maintenance' process.
Incorrectly installed solar panels can cause damage to themselves and your roof. We inspect the mounting system, and the surrounding area for issues. Hanging wires rub against the roof, and timely intervention stops wires wearing through. Poor wiring also puts you at risk of fire damage.
Small cracks or dirty areas on your solar panel can reduce the amount of light that's absorbed. Noticing this early ensures your panel is getting as much light as possible. Ignored damage on your solar panel increases the chance of a larger crack forming over time. Drone inspections allow you to catch these early, and repair rather than replace.
Current inspection methods require someone to climb on your property. This poses a risk of falling, as well as damage to your roof. Burns and electrocution are dangers to anyone interacting with poorly wired panels. Drone inspections reduce the risks, without compromising on detail.
At high temperatures, solar panels become less efficient. Defects can cause them to break down, or cause damage to the surrounding area. We use thermal imaging cameras to detect heat variations and hot spots from a distance. Catching defects early minimises the risk of breakdowns.
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We are fully accredited by the Irish Aviation Authority to the latest European wide EASA regulations.
We hold 13m employers liability insurance and 6.5m public & products liability Insurance.
We are experienced engineers with strong technical backgrounds.
We are based in Ireland which means we can respond quickly to your needs.
Here at Engineers With Drones we fly the latest cutting edge drones. Our UAV's are selected specifically for the tasks they perform. Drones such as the DJI M300 and payloads such as the Zenmuse H20T with high optical zoom lenses are optimal for safely inspecting high-value assets at a stand-off range.