Flight Guidelines for C&I Solar Rooftop Planning



Rooftop modeling requires two flights: a mapping flight and 1-2 orbital flights.

The two types of flights are as follows:

Rooftop Modeling Flight

Obstruction Heights Rooftop Modeling Flight



Drone: Capture images with a multi-copter UAS with gimbal mounted camera. A DJI Phantom 4 Pro is the preferred drone for this purpose.

High-resolution camera: 5472×3648 pixel (20 MP) resolution minimum as provided by, for example, the Phantom 4 Pro or Zenmuse X4S cameras.

File format

Images must be JPEG and contain metadata (GPS location, relative altitude, gimbal pitch, gimbal yaw, gimbal roll and timestamp).