Of course, the vast majority of solar panels are installed on sloping roofs which can make manual surveys by people difficult. Invasive scaffolding or a cherry picker may be required and there is always a risk of damage to the roof itself during the inspection process.
So, it’s not surprising that many people are put off by the cost and inconvenience of domestic solar panel inspections if there are no visible faults or issues evident from the ground.
However, thermal infrared inspections using a commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or Drone) can complete a detailed PV panel inspection quickly, simply, and cheaply with the need for further maintenance only then being required if a fault issue is found. One simple inspection, every couple of years under the right solar irradiation conditions can be all that it takes to make sure that your solar panels stay safe and efficient. With many panels being covered by a long term warranty, there is a good chance that any fault repairs required will be at no additional cost to the home owner as well!