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How Drone Data Helps Solar Companies

Matt Lyon and 1 other • Last updated 04/2022

4.2/5 (view ratings)
165 students
2 modules
38 minutes
9 assignments

Course description

Dr. Sean White and DroneDeploy team up to help solar companies win.

DroneDeploy is used by the largest solar energy companies around the world to install and inspect residential and commercial solar panels. Dr. Sean White is one of the best solar trainers in the world. Together they have created a resource to describe why and how top solar companies are using drones.

This free course is broken into two sections:

  1. How Drone Data Helps Solar Companies with Dr. Sean White
  2. How to Get a Roof Report with Matt Lyon from DroneDeploy

NOTE: DroneDeploy integrates nicely with Scanifly, which has created some other great free drone courses that are available here: More free drone courses

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Full course outline

Module 1 - An Introduction to Drones for Solar from HeatSpring's Sean White

  • Drones For Solar (24:37 minutes)
Module 2 - Capturing Data & Generating Roof Reports Using DroneDeploy

  • Capturing Data & Generating Roof Reports Using DroneDeploy (13:56 minutes)
  • Try DroneDeploy for Free (14-day free trial)


Matt Lyon

Enterprise Services Manager, DroneDeploy

Matt is an Enterprise Services Manager with DroneDeploy and specializes in teaching pilots of all skill levels how to fly and operate the DroneDeploy platform. His engineering background and extensive experience in operations in the drone industry since 2015 has allowed him the opportunity to standardize fight and capture operations across many different industries and... Learn more

Sean White

2014 IREC Trainer of the Year

Sean White was the 2014 Interstate Renewable Energy Council Trainer of the Year. He is an ISPQ Certified Solar PV Master Trainer and has authored several books on solar. He contributed to the development of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Job Task Analysis and has been a member of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Technical Committee. Sean is a... Learn more


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