AeroDetect - Your Partner in Thermal Drone Solar Panel Inspection!

Solar energy is a powerful and sustainable solution for our future. To ensure that your investment in solar power runs efficiently and at its maximum potential, regular inspections are essential. At AeroDetect, we offer state-of-the-art solar panel inspection services using thermal drones to help you maintain and optimize the performance of your solar panels.

A drone doing inspection with a thermal camera
A drone doing inspection with a thermal camera
Why Regular Inspections Matter?
  • Early Detection of Damage: Regular solar panel inspections with thermal drones can detect any abnormalities or damage that might not be visible to the naked eye. This includes hot spots, micro-cracks, or malfunctions in the cells. Early detection can prevent more significant damage, thereby saving the customer on potential repair or replacement costs.

  • Optimize Efficiency: A well-functioning solar panel system can convert sunlight into electricity more efficiently. Inspections ensure that the panels are operating at their highest potential. If any panels are underperforming, they can be identified and addressed promptly, ensuring the customer gets the most energy and financial savings from their solar installation.

  • Safety & Convenience: With thermal drone inspections, potential safety issues like overheating panels are identified without the need for physical access to roofs or high locations. This avoids the risks associated with climbing, ensuring not just the safety of the solar system but also of the personnel.

  • Longevity of the System: Regular inspections can prolong the lifespan of a solar panel system. By maintaining the system's health, customers can continue to benefit from their solar investment for many years to come. This also reduces waste, making it a more sustainable choice.


At AeroDetect, we embrace cutting-edge technology to provide you with the most effective and efficient solar panel inspection services. Our use of thermal drones is a testament to our commitment to innovation and excellence.

By utilizing thermal drone technology, AeroDetect is able to offer fast, accurate, and non-invasive solar panel inspections. Trust us to help you get the most out of your solar energy investment!
A drone with thermal camera for a solar panel inspection
A drone with thermal camera for a solar panel inspection

So, how do these inspections work?

The Drone

Our specially-designed drones are equipped with advanced thermal imaging cameras. These drones are lightweight, agile, and able to access hard-to-reach areas, providing a comprehensive view of your solar panel system.

Thermal Imaging

The thermal camera captures infrared radiation emitted by your solar panels, creating a visual representation of temperature differences. This allows us to identify hotspots, which can indicate potential issues such as damaged cells, debris, or shading.

Data Analysis

Once the thermal images are captured, our artificial intelligence software analyzes the data to pinpoint any problem areas. We then provide you with a detailed report, including recommendations for any necessary maintenance or repairs.

Did you know that...?

Hotspots on a solar panel can activate bypass diodes, potentially reducing the panel's power production by roughly 30%
Using thermal drones for solar panel inspections reduces the need for physical inspection by personnel, decreasing workplace injuries by up to 60%
Thermal drones expedite inspections of solar installations in difficult terrain, speeding up the process by up to 80% and reducing risks
Solar panel thermal inspection
Solar panel thermal inspection

Our inspection with a thermal drone detects these anomalies:

  1. Hotspots: Hotspots in solar modules occur due to shadowed or defective cells, causing internal electrical resistance and unwanted heating. This can result in reduced electricity yield, damage to the module components, and even a fire risk.

  2. Damaged or malfunctioning bypass diodes: Bypass diodes allow current to flow around shaded or damaged cells, preventing power loss. A thermal camera can detect faulty diodes by identifying irregular temperature patterns in the affected areas.

  3. Cracks in solar cells: When a cell is cracked, its ability to convert sunlight into electricity is hindered. Instead, more of that energy becomes heat. This excess heat generation can be spotted by a thermal camera. Identifying and repairing these damaged cells helps maintain the overall efficiency of your solar panel system.

  4. Soiling or debris: Accumulation of dirt, dust, or debris on solar panels can reduce their efficiency. Thermal imagery can reveal areas where heat is being trapped by the debris, prompting targeted cleaning.

  5. Shading issues: Thermal cameras can detect shading issues caused by nearby trees, buildings, or other obstructions, which can reduce the efficiency of solar panels. Identifying and addressing these issues can help optimize panel performance.

  6. Uneven performance between modules: By comparing the thermal patterns of different modules in a solar panel array, a drone can identify any modules that are underperforming or malfunctioning, helping to ensure consistent energy production.

  7. String outages: it means that a group of connected solar panels stops producing power, affecting the whole system's performance. This can happen due to issues like broken parts or bad connections.

  8. Delamination: in solar panels, it means the layers start separating, which can lower the panel's performance and cause damage. This happens due to weather exposure or production issues.

Benefits of Using Infrared Drones for Solar Inspections:

Solar Panel inspection with a drone
Solar Panel inspection with a drone
  • Faster inspections
  • Enhanced accuracy
  • Cost-effective
  • Improved safety
  • Data-driven decision making
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3. Step - Thermography Inspection

4. Step - Receive an In-depth Report

Secure Your Solar Efficiency Today

Don't let potential issues hinder your solar power output. Be proactive with AeroDetect. Book your drone-based thermal inspection now and let us optimize your solar energy yield. Embrace the benefits of renewable energy, efficiently and sustainably.

(Prices starting from 60 euros, depending on the size and location of the object.)