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5 Reasons why DroneQuote is right for you:
Altitude Imagery is a veteran-owned and operated company
Altitude Imagery was started by two solar professionals with over five years in the solar industry, and work experience founded on photovoltaic (solar) design. Between the two of them, they have designed over 1,000 solar installations.
With years of experience in the solar industry, we understand who the worthwhile companies are, and only partner with the companies that we would allow on our roof. Our installation partners are the following firms:
Experience. The inventors of DroneQuote got their start in the solar panel industry (better known as PV). We know what to look for in quality contractors and what to avoid to save the regret.
DroneQuote evaluates local solar providers on over a dozen different criteria, including customer testimonials and references, publicly available reviews, bankability, number of installations completed, licenses and insurance, equipment used, and more.
DroneQuote will work with any reputable installer capable of delivering the best product with the best install. This gives you a variety of installers offering different benefits. Working with many different installers allows the customer the most options on the market to get the most accurate system for their home. We regularly engage in feedback with your customers and installers to insure we are offering the best service possible.
We take every reasonable measure to ensure we only work with bankable, high quality solar installers. If you have an issue with your solar system, it’s likely to happen in the first 12 months. Given that we have a thorough vetting process and constantly update our installer rating system, it’s highly unlikely that any installer you choose will be out of business within a year from your installation. If in 5 years something needs to be troubleshot and your installer is no longer in business, you will still have manufacturer warranties on your equipment. Depending on the issue, you still may be covered partially or fully by the manufacturer.
The actual flying around the home, taking photos of the roof and of shade obstructions, takes no more than 15 minutes. There are additional photos taken of the main service panel, the electric meter, and the gas meter, which add another 10 minutes of time.
After the completion of a DroneQuote flight, proposals will start arriving no later than 72 hours.
Our pilots follow all local and national rules and regulations and also conduct all research to ensure we are in an allowed flight zone. We are also responsible for notifying relevant agencies that we are flying in the area when required to do so.
No, but the Altitude Imagery pilot will knock on the door and announce him or herself. As long as we have received your consent to fly at the site of your choosing, nobody needs to be on site or meet with the pilot during the flight. If we need you to help with access to a location, we will ask you to grant access prior to us arriving.
For best results, we try and schedule flights to take place during peak sun hours of the day, depending on the time of year, generally from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.. We will also work with your schedule if required. Weather permitting is always a factor in the scheduling of times, and we reserve the right to reschedule a flight if weather conditions are less than suitable.
Altitude Imagery carries a $1 million dollar insurance policy, this is in addition to the insurance carried by the independent pilot, which is always a minimum of $1 million dollars.
Complete your energy usage profile, provide usage information, purchase DroneQuote service.
A trained, licensed, and insured UAS (drone) operator captures accurate and up to date roof imagery, electric service details, shade obstructions.
Vetted Installers Submit Quotes
The number of installers from which you want proposals receive client’s quote request and begin working on quotes.
Client Receives Quotes
Compare quotes from installers, see which installers are a better fit for you, avoid the hassle of sitting through hours long presentations.
DroneQuote, a service of parent company Altitude Imagery, works by first collecting usage information from the home owner and then utilizing the Altitude Imagery pilot network (https://altitudeimagery.net), comprised of licensed, skilled, trained, and insured pilots. After the purchase of the DroneQuote service, a pilot goes out to the home and announces themselves to the homeowner. Thereafter the pilot collects aerial imagery of the roof, close-up photos of the roof condition, details about the home’s electric service (service panel, electric meter), and location of the gas meter. Thereafter these details are shared with the number of companies from which a homeowner wants proposals. After the pilot uploads the flight details to the DroneQuote portal, the client receives quotes.
It is strongly recommended that the homeowner schedule a face-to-face visit with the company of his or her choosing to put their installer of choice through a Q&A session that will address any questions or concerns had by the homeowner.
Why use the DroneQuote Marketplace?
Simplest way of going solar
Order a DroneQuote, sit back, review proposals. The control is in your hands.
Accurate comparison shopping
All proposals are based on the same usage profiles and accurate roof/electric details.
In order to participate in DroneQuote, installers are screened. We only partner with installers we’d let on our own roof.
Rather than sit through countless hours of sales pitches, we bring the accurate quotes to you.
Our partner installers know they’re competing for your business, so pricing is very competitive.
Rather than having different installers climb your roof, licensed, insured, and trained pilots fly a drone to gather measurements and shade obstructions.
DroneQuote is a service designed by former solar professionals with over ten years in the solar industry, and the service puts the homeowner square in the driver’s seat. Rather than sit through countless hours of solar sales pitches, for the low price of $19.99 a DroneQuote pilot gathers the necessary details to accurately quote a solar system. Not only are these solar quotes accurate because of the details provided to the installers, but the pricing is extremely competitive due to solar installers competing head to head for your business. A typical solar sales visit will take 90 minutes, and include at least three attempts to ask for your business, so rather than put yourself through the ringer, for a mere $19.99, DroneQuote will save you time, hassle, and a lot of money on your solar installation.
DroneQuote, a service of Altitude Imagery, is a service that offers homeowners a hassle-free way of sourcing accurate, competitive, and fast turn-around solar installation quotes for homeowners looking to go solar. Founded by two solar industry experts turned entrepreneurs, DroneQuote eliminates the long, drawn out, and salesy approach to solar quotes, and instead puts the power in the hands of the consumer by having a single, independent party, collect all the information necessary to accurately quote a solar installation in a manner that is infinitely safer and far less time consuming. By utilizing modern technology, DroneQuote pilots take aerial imagery of the roof, capture shade obstructions, and survey electric service details, all in a manner of minutes. Average DroneQuote home visits take about 15 minutes.
With the founders’ solar background, clients can rest assured that DroneQuote will deliver only the most accurate proposals from the best installers in your area. We only partner with installers that will respect your roof and be there for the long haul, since solar system lifespans are 25 years plus.
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