Drones, 3D Mapping and LiDAR in Solar


Free introduction to drones in solar presented by Scanifly

Instructors: John Novak, Jason Steinberg

Subjects: Other Technology: Drones, Solar: Design and Installation

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Drones are an inexpensive and powerful tool that reduce the cost of solar energy in every market. This free course was developed in partnership with Scanifly software to help solar companies understand the opportunity that drones represent for their business.

Scanifly is a leading software platform integrating drones and 3D mapping into the solar development process. Using Scanifly software, developers can cut survey and design time by 90%, while improving system accuracy and worker safety. Sales specialists love Scanifly’s sleek 3D models and proposals, which can increase customer conversion and sales volume.

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Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.


John Novak

CEO & Co-founder, Scanifly

A former solar project designer, John created Scanifly to solve many of the development inefficiencies he experienced on the job. John is Scanifly’s product visionary and driving force for integrating drones, 3D modelling, LiDAR scanning, and software into the solar value chain. Prior to Scanifly, John worked at NRG as a Senior PV designer where he assessed and...[more]

Jason Steinberg

COO & Co-founder, Scanifly

Jason oversees Scanifly’s operational and financial aspects of the company, including business development, communications, and partnerships. Prior to Scanifly, Jason was an investment banker at CohnReznick Capital (CRC) where he helped finance and advise on over $3 billion of renewable energy projects and companies. Before CRC, Jason worked for BNEF as the lead...[more]

Course Outline

Lecture: Drones, 3D Mapping and LiDAR in Solar

  • Introductions, Questions & Answers (Text)
  • Lecture - Drones, 3D Mapping and LiDAR in Solar (Video - 01:12:44 hours)
  • Start communicating with Scanifly and your instructors to learn more (Resource)

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