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5 Signs That You Need to Invest in Drone Tech for Solar Site Surveys
5 Signs That You Need to Invest in Drone Tech for Solar Site Surveys 150 150 Ethan Kirk

The world of site surveys is changing fast due in large part to over a million registered drones. On top of the heightened drone use, the popularity of solar power is growing just as fast. Since 2008, U.S. solar installations have grown seventeen-fold from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) to an estimated 30 GW today. Now some…

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6 Recent Advancements to Drone-Based Inspections
6 Recent Advancements to Drone-Based Inspections 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Drones made headlines at major news outlets when Amazon announced that they were testing drone technology for package delivery. This was big news to the public because most people were under the impression that drones were only used as a toy by hobbyists and for military operations. Some became excited about the possibility of drones…

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Beyond Adjusting: How Drone Tech Improves the Customer Experience
Beyond Adjusting: How Drone Tech Improves the Customer Experience 150 150 Ethan Kirk

More often than not, hurricanes do a lot of damage – sometimes enough to displace people from their homes. This means homeowners need their claims adjusted as soon as possible so they can get back to living life as usual. Providing a good experience after a scary event is a crucial time for building trust…

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Insurers: Here’s How Drone Tech Can Help You Prepare for Hurricanes
Insurers: Here’s How Drone Tech Can Help You Prepare for Hurricanes 150 150 Ethan Kirk

We’re most of the way through June and well into hurricane season – it’s a hectic time for insurance carriers and their customers. Last year, Hurricane Harvey did billions of dollars in property damage. While hurricanes are never a good thing, it’s important for insurers to prepare an effective catastrophe response so they’re prepared for…

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Useful Resources to Help You Pass Your UAS Aeronautical Test With Flying Colors
Useful Resources to Help You Pass Your UAS Aeronautical Test With Flying Colors 150 150 Ethan Kirk

As you may know, the FAA regulates commercial drone flight under CFR 14 Part 107, which means prospective pilots need to pass an aeronautical knowledge test focused on unmanned aerial systems (UASs) and receive a remote pilot certificate to use drones for commercial purposes. Tests can be inconvenient, but as with any aircraft, it’s important…

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5 Misconceptions The Roofing Industry Has About Drones
5 Misconceptions The Roofing Industry Has About Drones 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Using a drone for roof inspections could revolutionize business for a roofing contractor. Drone technology adds benefits like cost savings, speed, and safety, but it’s often associated with words like “complicated’ and “expensive.” But drones have advanced at an incredible pace over the last five years and they’re more viable for roofers than ever. Even…

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Why Many Insurance Adjusters Are Trading in Their Ladders for Drones
Why Many Insurance Adjusters Are Trading in Their Ladders for Drones 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Regardless of the industry, people want to get more done or to arrive at a conclusion as quickly as possible. Luckily for insurance adjusters, drones offer a way to get more done than more traditional ladder methods. Reports suggest that drone usage will make claims adjusters’ workflow 40-50% more efficient in the future, but they’re…

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Looking at Drones for Insurance Inspections? Here’s How to Find a Vendor
Looking at Drones for Insurance Inspections? Here’s How to Find a Vendor 150 150 Ethan Kirk

Drone technology is an effective tool for many industries. One that’s seeing a lot of success adding drones to their repertoire is insurance. Insurance has been one of the slower industries to innovate, but drones for insurance inspections are proving to be a productive way to reduce LAE, improve efficiency, and keep adjusters safer. Several…

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Why You Might Consider Drones for Solar Site Surveys
Why You Might Consider Drones for Solar Site Surveys 150 150 Ethan Kirk

The solar industry is booming, and based on discussions we’ve had with solar pros, the tough thing right now isn’t necessarily making more sales, it’s handling everything that needs to happen after a homeowner decides to invest. Site surveys, modeling, planning, and installs are a bottleneck for many solar providers, and they’re on the hunt…

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Four Big Ways Aerial Drones Are Flying Into the Future
Four Big Ways Aerial Drones Are Flying Into the Future 150 150 Ethan Kirk

There’s been widespread speculation about the future of drone technology. For a long time, drones were either something out of a Sci-Fi film, or something the military used. But drones are emerging as a useful tool for industries including but not limited to, insurance, construction, and solar so it’s no surprise that the FAA expects there to…

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