DJI released a new video today, providing a complete overview of a drone solar installation inspection in China. It’s pretty impressive.

Sustainable energy solutions like wind farms, tidal power generators, and solar installations are on the rise. And that, obviously, is a good thing. But solar installations require regular inspections, as sometimes panels crack or other components fail. Traditionally, such facilities have been manually inspected by a technician carrying a sensor.

Not these days.

Drone solar inspection

Drones have started to become the preferred tool for these inspections because they’re capable of covering large areas and detecting even tiny imperfections. Depending on the size of the facility, such inspections can sometimes be carried out in a single flight.

And that not only saves time but also saves workers from walking or riding small vehicles, sometimes over a period of days, to capture the same data. Some solar installations are also in rugged…