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 designed 2,290 residential solar systems. He also led a 15 person group, ensuring the smooth integration of Pure Energies’ team into NRG. John started his career at Geopeak Energy, where he worked on 14MW of commercial and residential projects. John has a Bachelors in Science in Landscape Architecture from Rutgers. He is also OSHA and FAA Part 107 certified, as well as has his IREC – Solar PV Professional credentials.

John Novak teaches:

Drones, 3D Mapping and LiDAR in Solar

This free drone course was developed in partnership with Scanifly software to help solar companies understand the opportunity that drones represent for their business.

Solar + Drones: Site Surveying and 3D Mapping around Trees

This free drone course was developed in partnership with Hudson Valley Drones, Northwest Drone Pros, and Scanifly to address the #1 challenge for new drone operators.

Solar + Drones: Managing Lighting, Exposure & Glare in Your Imagery

A Guide for Optimizing Your Drone Imagery for Solar Projects