One of the first checks you’ll want to perform is a post installation assessment to make sure that everything has been installed correctly and that there are no errors. Carrying this out within a short time from your panels going live means that you can call your installation team to rectify any faults discovered within the warranty period. It also means that you will be saving the maximum amount on your electricity bill as soon as possible after your solar investment!
Obviously, you should order an inspection if you can see signs of damage to your panels, that’s pretty clear. However, many faults that are possible for solar panels to suffer from are invisible to the naked eye and that is where thermal images can be of great value. Using our state-of-the-art thermal camera on one of our drone fleet and, flown under the right conditions, we can quickly and easily carry out a complete system health check in a matter of minutes. Any problems are clearly highlighted on the resulting images and, if you then require corrective action, you can give those images to your maintenance company, and they can complete repairs in a targeted fashion. That means that you don’t incur the expense of having people up on your roof unless they really need to be there (and minimise chances of any damage to your roof during the process).
Where you and your neighbours all have solar panels, it can be cost effective to come together and organise your solar panel inspections. Drone Media Imaging can offer discounts where this is the case so you can all benefit from the savings.