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Submitting an order for a new inspection

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 submitting 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 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 / 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 2019

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 / 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

Ordering a new inspection

To provide the information necessary for a new inspection, click on New inspection:

Note: This button displays by default to users with admin privileges. Any user with Create User Report privileges will also be able to see this button and create orders.

You are prompted to specify whether the inspection is for a new or existing site:

If the inspection is for a new site, the Site information page displays. Provide site details. Use the scroll bar to ensure that you have completed all the fields. Select Save and Close to continue to the Request Inspection page.

If the inspection is for an existing site, find the site and click on Next to continue to the Request Inspection page:

Next, upload the as-built for the site.

For more information on providing a good as-built, refer to Providing as-built information for your site.

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:

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.

Submitting an order for a new inspection


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