Submitting Inspection Orders

 

 

Ordering a New Inspection 

To provide the information necessary for a new inspection, click on Order for an Existing Site.

Find the site and click on Next to continue to the Request Inspection page.

 

 

Your account provides the means for you to provide the report details required for a new inspection. New inspections are of two types:

 

  • The first inspection of a new site
  • A new inspection for an existing site

 

This document describes the steps needed to submit an order for each of these inspection types.

Note that, for each inspection, you’ll need to upload the as-built as part of the order-submission process.

In addition to this order, we need an as-built and a complete set of images to begin processing your report.

 

Before You Start 

Before you start, collect the information you need to complete the order:

 

  • Site information: Collect this information if you are requesting the first inspection of a new site.
  • Inspection information: Provide the specifics for a new inspection.
  • Flight information: Provide this if your organization flew the site.

Site Information

Site Name
The name of the site as it will appear on the report
Site Address
Site address as it will appear on the report
Latitude / Longitude
Coordinates of the site location to at least 5 decimal places
Commissioning Date
Date the site was commissioned
Solar Modules
Solar module or modules in use at the site
Tracking / Mounting Technology
Tracker or mount technology in use at the site
Module Layout
Number of modules per string
Inverters
Inverter type in use at the site

Inspection Information

Name
Means of identifying this inspection; for example, Spring 2022
Power Inspected

MW of power being inspected to the nearest known decimal place

If only a portion of a site is being inspected, specify the size of that portion

Contact

Contact for the inspection

This is the name that appears on the report

Order Type

Overview, Standard or Comprehensive

For more information on inspection types, please refer to Solar Inspection Deliverables

Services
Select extra services for the inspection; for example, custom numbering, orthomosaic or linked images

Flight Information

UAS Model
Model of the drone; for example, DJI M200
Imaging System
Camera used to capture images; for example Zenmuse XT2

Next, upload the as-built for the site.

For more information on providing a good as-built, refer to Providing As-Built Information.

After uploading the as-built, click on Save and Continue to specify the drone and imaging system used for the inspection. Only fill out this section if you have pilots flying the site.

Note, if you are providing the images, the upload link will appear on your order form here:

Required: Use the polygon button (highlighted in red) to draw flight boundaries for data validation. After drawing flight boundaries, press ENTER key to confirm and save.

 

Click on Save and Review to continue to the Summary page, where you can submit your order:

You’ll receive a confirmation email once you’ve submitted your order.

Submitting the order with the as-built is the first step in generating your report. We’ll start processing the order once Raptor Maps has the inspection images.