Other Technology
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Inspection, O&M

Picking a Drone: Job Performance vs. Cost

Keven Gambold • Last updated 02/2021

4.5/5 (view ratings)
449 students
2 modules
35 minutes
7 assignments

Course description

An unbiased, free guide to buying a commercial drone for your solar business.

Drones are an inexpensive and amazing tool for doing inspections, site surveys, marketing, training, and a lot more. This free lecture will help you identify which drones are best suited for the job and about how much it will cost.

Enroll today and ask your questions Get access to the course materials as soon as you enroll and post any questions you might have for Keven on the discussion board.

HeatSpring does not sell drones and we have no monetary connection to the vendors - this is an unbiased guide to buying a commercial drone for your business.

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Learning Objectives

Participants in this course will upon completion of this course, be able to:

  • Buyers overview of the drone market
  • Tool for matching aircraft and payloads to the job
  • Guide for your buying decisions

Full course outline

Module 1 - Introduction to Drones in Renewable Energy

Background reading to understand the role of drones in the renewable energy industry.

  • Introductions, Questions & Answers
  • "Using Drones to Speed Up Solar Utility Inspections" (5 min. read)
  • "Renewing Drone Inspection" (7 min. read)
Module 2 - Picking a Drone: Job Performance vs. Cost

  • Lecture - Picking a Drone: Job Performance vs. Cost (35:15 min) (35:15 minutes)


Keven Gambold

CEO, Unmanned Experts

Keven Gambold (Squadron Leader RAF, Ret.) completed 21 years of active duty service with the Royal Air Force as a front-line combat pilot. After over 1500 hours in Tornado GR4 fast-jets, including active participation in all recent multi-national conflicts, Gambold joined a Combined Predator Task Force logging over 1500 hours of unmanned combat missions and two... Learn more


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449 students have taken this course

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by Derek Coen 07/23/2020

The information was current, relative and informative. The instructor was knowledgeable and concise. Good Job, Derek Coen

by Charles Cassidy, National Power 07/20/2020

I found it to be very informative. and gives me the information needed to make an educated buying decision

by kevin krupa 06/15/2020

Need to take this course to see what exciting uses of drone technology there is.

by Dr.Siva Ramkumar Mathiyalagan, Assistant Professor, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education 05/15/2020


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Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?

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Is there a certificate of completion?

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.

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