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Modeling Flights for C&I Solar Energy Rooftop Planning
Rooftop Modeling requires two flights: a mapping flight and an orbital flight.
Image captured during a mapping flight.
Resolution & Altitude
2 cm/pixel (.8 in/px) at rooftop level.
Approximate altitude: 91.4 m (300 feet) above ground level (AGL).
Example: For a building 45 ft tall (13.7 m), approximate AGL of 300ft (91.4 meters).
Nadir (straight down).
-90 degrees from horizon.
75% front overlap, 75% side overlap.
The flight path should cover the entire site with a grid flight pattern.
Sample image from an orbital flight.
One set of orbital images at ~100 ft above the rooftop.
Approx. 30 degrees facing toward the center of the site.
Do not include any sky in the view or image.
Flight should be flown in a circle around entire perimeter of site; fly elliptically for longer rectangular buildings.
76.2 to 91.4 (250 to 300 feet) above ground level (AGL).
Oblique, -15.0 to -45.0 from horizon.
6.1 hectares (15 acres) per mission.
Approximately 3 megawatts or less.
Inner Facing Images
Typically 8 image captured at 130 m (600 ft) radius from the center in 8 principal compass directions.
Outer Facing Images
Typically 8 image captured from the center of the site in 8 principal compass directions.