UAV Applications for Virginia's Solar Industry

The Renewable Energy Sector has quickly established itself as a significant contributor to the economy of Virginia. Skyclad Aerial offers specialized UAV/drone services to support this dynamic Industry through Marketing, Inspection and Thermal Analysis. We focus on comprehensive service packages that suit your project budget, needs and timeline at any phase from project planning, throughout build phase and onto scheduled maintenance.

Clemons Library Install - Sun Tribe Solar

In March of 2017, we were honored to present our media as part of a ribbon-cutting and key note address with Governor Terry McAuliffe at the University of Virginia. This project highlighted an array install at Clemons Library by local company and R.E.A. member Sun Tribe Solar.


  • FAA Compliant Part 107 Commercial Operators
  • 1M. Liability Insurance w/ Additionally Insured Clauses
  • Current with Highest Industry Craft and Software Standards
  • Fleet Maintenance Including Regular Hardware and Software Firmware Updates
  • In-house Production and Editing Capabilities
  • Certified FLIR / Thermal Technology Specialists and Industry Colleagues
  • Organized Data Delivery Transmission Including Custom GIS Outputs
  • Special Airspace and Night Waiver Authorizations


  • MARKETING - photo and video portfolios for print, broadcast or social media
  • PRE-BUILD ROOF ANALYSIS - high resolution real time build planning data for existing structures
  • PRE-BUILD SITE ANALYSIS - quick and accurate topographic data for solar or wind farm site planning
  • INSPECTION - high resolution photos and videos to document physical condition of install process
  • THERMAL ANALYSIS - using FLIR cameras to convey clear radiometric health of PV cells and roof conditions
  • 3D MODELS/ ORTHOMOSAIC SITE MAPS - clear visual reference at any stage of project with linear and volumetric measurement capabilities
  • DATA DELIVERY - comprehensive report transmission including photo, video and custom GIS data plus FLIR Tools + software exports

UAV services are the preferred inspection method for the solar and wind industries for some very simple reasons:

  • UAV Aerial Imaging provides Clear Actionable Data - with verifiable reports
  • Significant Cost Efficiency compared to tradition aircraft imagery or "boots on ground" teams
  • Reduction of Liability - no personnel on roofs, ladders, scaffolding
  • Clear visuals on PV Cell Health

We are excited by our growing collaborations with the Renewable Energy Sector in Virginia . Our specialized packages will help you optimize and maintain your Renewable Energy Program.

Contact us today to develop a service that meets your company needs.


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