Above Surveying brings together an unparalleled blend of UAV, IT and Solar PV experience to the market. Solely focused on the solar sector, Above Surveying was formed to address the challenge of delivering accurate and consistent module inspection services across large scale solar arrays.

Working with over 30 international solar clients (including Technical Advisors, Asset Owners, Asset Managers and O&M providers) Above Surveying has developed a unique and innovative thermographic inspection and reporting service, SolarGain. With the knowledge and experience we have gained through SolarGain, we believe we have opened the door to the true value of high volume module inspections.

Through partnerships with the University of Essex Computer Science department, Innovate UK and TWI in Cambridge, Above Surveying is utilising AI, Machine Learning and Robotics technologies to further advance and scale its SolarGain inspection offering.

Market knowledge, experience and passion are the defining traits of our company and we do everything with our core values.

Will Hitchcock

Will Hitchcock

Managing Director

Will has a Bachelor’s degree in Air Transport Engineering and an HND in Mechanical & Production Engineering and has had a keen interest in aviation, renewables and energy conservation for many years.

Professionally, Will has over 20 years commercial experience, having held a number of senior posts in banking and legal IT in the city. During 2014 and 2015, as Programme Director at Push Energy Will was responsible for the construction of 150MW of ground mounted solar farms throughout the UK. In September 2015, focused on solving an industry problem – how to accurately inspect 100% of modules across large scale solar –  Will founded Above Surveying Ltd.

Will is also a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and back in 2011, Will Hitchcock and Simon Gilhooly set up the UK’s first community owned solar co-operative, Green Energy Nayland, for which he is still a Director.

Lee Maughan

Finance Director

Jonathan Cleave


Simon Gilhooly

Technical Manager & Software Developer

Gemma Moore

Operations Manager

Dave Eggleton

Chief Pilot

Steve Shearn

UAV Pilot

Denis Stretton

UAV Pilot

Harvey Mann

UAV Technician