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.

  • icon

    High-Resolution Drone Maps and 3D Models

    Automatically capture imagery and create maps and models.

  • icon

    Fast & Accurate Roof Measurements

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

  • icon

    Thermal Camera Support

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

  • icon

    In-Field Analysis and Reporting

    Make smarter decisions on site with fast data and reporting.

  • icon

    Efficient Design Cycles

    Improve collaboration and speed up design with 3D models.

  • icon

    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