I have been in the solar industry for 10 years and have been using SketchUp as my go-to design program. The acquisition of SU by Trimbal and development of Undent for SU has created a possible case use for a UAS mounted LiDAR system for use in residential roof surveys, but only for those who can afford the +$10,000 entry fee.
Most systems I've priced out provide high-density scans that can be acquired from lofty heights, neither of which I believe are required for a skilled solar surveyor and far out of reach for anybody in the industry not named Musk.
I have a few questions regarding the capabilities and interoperability of your product, and what type of add-ons would be required to achieve a workable roto-type UAS mounted system for this purpose.
Mind you, I'm not a programmer, but I do have a limited understanding of the PMM required for the task.
Things I think I need.
Point cloud data sets using one of the following file types: *.E57, *.LAS, *.LAZ, *.PTS, *.DP, *.FLS, *.FPR, *.LSPROJ, *.FWS, *.CL3, *.CLR, *.ZFS, *.RSP, ASCII / NEZ (X,Y,Z/i/RGB).
Real-time simple obstruction avoidance for possible pre-programmed flight path (may be necessary under new FAA rules).
Short range (under 100m) wi-fi data transmission.
Verticle and horizontal scanning ability.
30-minute battery minimum.
Some acceptable level of weather resistance.
Project budget ~$1000 per unit (UAS/LiDAR package) assuming $500 for UAS.
Thank you for your time.