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, 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.
The name of the site as it will appear on the report
Site address as it will appear on the report
Latitude / longitude
Coordinates of the site location, to at least 5 decimal places
Date the site was commissioned
Solar module / modules in use at the site
Tracking / mounting technology
Tracker or mount technology in use at the site
Number of modules per string
Inverter type in use at the site
Means of identifying this inspection, for example, Spring 2019
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 for the inspection. This is the name that appears on the report.
Overview / standard / comprehensive
For more information on inspection types, please refer to Solar inspection deliverables.
Select extra services for the inspection, for example, custom numbering, orthomosaic, or linked images.
Model of the drone, for example, DJI M200
Camera used to capture images, for example, Zenmuse XT2
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.