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PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, THERMAL INSPECTIONS

Domestic solar panels are now a familiar sight on the rooftops of the UK, but many people fail to carry out the necessary maintenance to make sure that they are getting the most from their investment. Faults in your panel, either caused during the installation process or occurring over time, can not only mean that your panel’s productivity falls. It can also cause a fire risk and so many companies recommend a biennial inspection to ensure safety as well as optimal performance.

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Domestic Solar Panel Inspection by Photographic Mast

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15m Mast Domestic Solar Panel Inspection

Of course, the vast majority of solar panels are installed on sloping roofs which can make a manual inspection difficult and 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 put off the cost and inconvenience of an inspection if there no visible issues.

However, thermography using a mast can complete a detailed panel inspection quickly, simply and cheaply with maintenance teams only then being required if a fault is found. One simply flight every two years under the right 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 warrant, there’s a good chance that fault repairs will be at no cost to the panel owner as well!

Mast Thermography of your solar panel can detect

  • Faulty cells

  • PID faults

  • String errors

  • Defective Diodes

All of these can be visualised without ever touching the panels or roof structure – making it the perfect routine inspection tool.

A 15m Mast can be a fast and efficient diagnostic tool to pinpoint faults when electricity production has dipped to be able to give to your panel maintenance provider.

… Drone Media Imaging can deploy a thermal imaging camera on top of a 15m Mast for a very competitive rate, wherever you are in the UK.  We are also qualified thermographers which means that we also understand the correct flight conditions necessary to create meaningful and accurate data and provide you with a detailed inspection report. Just get in touch to discuss your requirements.

NO LEGAL DISTANCE RESTRICTIONS

Masts are not required to remain a 30m/50m distance from People, Property, Vessels and Vehicles. This allows us to get in close for all inspection work whether filming video or capturing photographic of Thermal images

NO BATTERY & TIME LIMITATIONS

Unlike Drone flights, Masts are not restricted by time due to battery depletion. This means that with Mast photography, video and thermal capture the session can continue for much longer periods of time, capturing much more

NO WEATHER DEPENDENCY

Drones can not fly in bad weather conditions, unlike Mast photography, video and thermal capture when using appropriate weather protected coverings/material, sessions can continue in rain and much higher wind conditions. 

The following camera technology is available with Mast Photography, Video and Thermal Imaging

CANON 5D IV

Uncompromising image quality and a thoroughly professional performance producing 30.4 Megapixels, 4K Video, GPS and RAW image workflow. The camera can shoot 7 fps and HDR Movie along with Time-lapse Movie

ZENMUSE Z30

The Zenmuse Z30 is the most powerful integrated aerial zoom camera on the market with 30x optical and 6x digital zoom for a total magnification up to 180x.  It enables you to get a detailed look at structures to detect damage.

ZENMUSE XTr THERMAL

The Zenmuse XT is developed by market leaders FLIR and DJI. It provides high-sensitivity (50mK) thermal imaging at 640/30 fps. Radiometric technology allows pixel level accurate temperature measurements or select an area to display average, highest, and lowest temperatures within the selection.

ZENMUSE X5S

The Zenmuse X5S has a dynamic range of 12.8 stops using a Micro 4/3 sensor. Capable of capturing 5.2K 30fps video as well as 4K 60fps using H.264 and 4K 30fps using H.265 (both at 100Mbps). Continuous DNG burst shooting at 20fps with 20.8MP images is also supported.

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