Which drone is suitable for me?

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Roofmeasurement of detached houses? View the Solar 1000 square metre Cloud package now.

Roof measurement of hall, commercial and industrial roofs? View the Solar 50 ha Survey Cloud package now.

Roof measurement and thermographic inspection in one? View the Solar 50 ha Survey + Inspection Cloud package now.

Terrain model for solar parks? View the Solar 200 ha Survey + Inspection Desktop package now.

Already have a drone? View the Airclip Cloud service for roof surveys now.

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AC27165
Simply measure roof areas of detached houses and halls up to approx. 1000 square metres.
2.148,01 € *
1.805,05 € excl. VAT
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AC27166
Simply measure roof and open areas of up to 50 ha.
7.825,80 € *
6.576,30 € excl. VAT
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AC27196

Simply measure PV systems up to an area of 200 ha.

25.810,64 € *
21.689,62 € excl. VAT
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AC27047
Simply inspect PV systems - both visually and thermographically - up to an area of 50 ha.
9.793,11 € *
8.229,50 € excl. VAT
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AC27050
Simply inspect PV systems - both visually and thermographically - up to an area of 200 ha.
15.708,67 € *
13.200,56 € excl. VAT
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AC27198

Simply inspect PV systems from the air - both visually and thermographically - up to an area of 400 hectares.

31.957,05 € *
26.854,66 € excl. VAT
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AC27226
Einstrahlungs- und Temperaturmessgerät für PV-Systeme und Solarthermie mit integriertem Digitalkompass zur Dachausrichtungs- und Neigungsmessung. Ideal zur Planung, Inbetriebnahme- und Wiederholungsprüfung von netzgekoppelten PV-Systemen gemäß VDE 0126-23, DIN EN 62446 sowie zur Prüfung von thermischen Solaranlagen.
599,00 € *
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Which drone is suitable for me?

The world of drones is big and confusing. That's why we have developed ready-made solutions for you. The core is always a drone, which of course comes in many different qualities. But what exactly is important? Our colleague Ricardo explains this to you in the video below using the example of roof dimensions. A short summary of the features:

  • Camera resolution (12 MP, 20 MP and more)
  • Flight planning app (available or not - especially important for large areas over 1000 sqm)
  • RTK support (especially important for large spaces over 1000 sqm)
  • Features for companies such as airspace monitoring via ADS-B

How does a roof survey with drones work?

The procedure always works the same:

  1. Take photos systematically
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  3. Convert photos into a 3D model and
  4. import into planning software.

The intelligence is in the software (step 2.). Using a process known as photogrammetry, systematically taken photos can be translated into realistic 3D models. This has one advantage in particular: you don't need any reference on the roof. But how is this supposed to work? The trick is that the GPS coordinates and the orientation angles of the camera are recorded and can be used to calculate a three-dimensional model of the object being photographed - just like humans with their two eyes.

Is there a starting point?

First things first: Everyone can do drone surveys! But as always, there are of course some pitfalls that need to be explained to you. And that's exactly what we/Airclip do! ;) Surveying with drones is anything but easy under the bonnet, but with the right partner on your side, it really is child's play to get started.

For the actual drone flight over - for example - a single-family house, there are quite few obstacles. You programme the drone in a circular flight (e.g. Point of Interest/POI) and make sure that photos are taken at 2 sec. intervals. The real magic happens afterwards in the 3D evaluation software.

The software issue in particular was  for a long time the problem why drones were not used in solar. You had to be trained in surveying to be able to operate them! But that has been a thing of the past for some time now, as Airclip has  transferred the process into a cloud app that can be understood by everyone.

With this, of course, there is a cloud app.

There are, of course, many pitfalls that can lead to errors, for example:

  • Unsharp or overexposed photos taken
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  • No GPS positions in the photo metadata
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  • Wrong settings in the evaluation software
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  • and a few more
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This is exactly where we have started and generated elaborately prepared materials that describe the entire process in the best possible way. We show you in video courses and in personal support meetings exactly what you need to pay attention to in order to obtain reliable models.

Which software solution should I choose?

95% of customers choose the Airclip Cloud Service. All other options simply require too long a learning curve or aren't worth it before you're billing 100 projects a week. The process is simple: you do what you know how to do and we do what we know how to do. We take care of reliable survey results and you take care of your customers. This is not only an efficient division of labour, but often the only sensible solution in times of chronic understaffing and personnel problems.

What distinguishes the Airclip survey packages for solar?

The right solution depends primarily on the size of your project: the smaller the area to be surveyed, the simpler and more cost-effective the package required. We divide our packages into three levels...

  • Single and multi-family houses (up to approx. 1000 sqm)
  • Commercial and industrial buildings (several thousand sqm)
  • Free spaces (10 to 200 hectares)

The requirements for hardware and software differ with the size of the object. Furthermore, the condition is interesting, i.e. for a roof you would rather have a function to automatically measure the roof area than a function to create a digital ground model. We have put together three packages for you that reliably meet the respective requirements.

From a technical point of view, we have a number of solutions.

From a technical point of view, the essential differences lie in the built-in positioning accuracy (GNSS/GPS) and in the flight speed of the drone. The better packages use a technique that can improve GNSS accuracy from several metres to about 2 centimetres. This increases the certainty of results, i.e. that further sources of error can be excluded, and enables exact georeferencing in the coordinate system of choice for open spaces.

Make sure that the GNSS accuracy is 2 centimetres.

Make yourself independent of service providers

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You can do the surveying yourself without any problems. Our products are designed to be easy to use and require as little training as possible. The quality of the results is in the good range with 3-4 hours of training. If a problem should arise in the daily work, our technical support is at your disposal.

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Individual packages on request

Our standard solutions offer the best balance of low learning curve and good results.

For those who want to get the most out of their projects and can spare a few extra hours, we offer a customised package. The differences lie in both the software and the associated training. Just talk to one of our sales representatives about it.