Precision XYZ

Energy. Aviation. Technology.

Our Story

Precision XYZ is a team of experts in energy, aviation and technology, focusing on solutions for the solar energy sector. We serve engineering, survey, development, construction, and O&M clients as well as federal, state & local governments.

Our Veteran-Owned business integrates project financials, UAV data and our API-centric Air-2-Ground app to provide field teams and management with clear metrics for action, improving the quality and profitability of planned and existing projects.


The PXYZ team is made up of high IQ, highly educated all-stars who all possess significant experience.

Mark Culpepper

Founder & Managing Partner

From digital telecommunications to distributed energy and aerial service providers, Mark has worked with emergent infrastructure for nearly 24 years, spending the past 6 years working with drones and general aviation.

Mark is constantly looking for cost-effective solutions, owing to his experience as CTO and GM for Global Assets at SunEdison, where he was responsible for $1.5B in assets and all energy revenue for the business.

Mark was quick to realize the potential of drone technology in markets such as solar energy, but the key sticking point was cost - until recently, drones were just prohibitively expensive for large-scale mapping and asset inspection. But the spark was there, and Mark has spent years realizing the full potential of airborne robotics.

Today, drones have evolved significantly, and with that evolution came regulatory frameworks and more favorable economics. Sensing a huge opportunity for the solar industry, Mark and his partner Ed DeBoer - a seasoned pilot and business pro - founded Precision XYZ.

To date, PXYZ has successfully mapped over 15,000 acres, thermally scanned over 275 MW of solar fields, and has expanded with truly elite talent from both the technology and energy sector. Years in the making, Precision is pioneering fast, accurate and efficient solutions the solar energy industry has been waiting for.

Ed DeBoer

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Ed is PXYZ's Co-Founder and Chief Pilot. As a seasoned aviation expert, Ed is responsible for all aerial platforms and mission-related aerial operations, bringing with him over 20 years of experience with RC and UAV technology, software and service development.

Mattias Bottner


Mattias is our head of Development and Chief Technology Officer, humble genius and master of all things cutting-edge. Mattias brings Precision XYZ years of R&D expertise and is the secret to giving our projects wings.

Steve Elston


Steve is our head of sales and business development, bringing more than 30 years of experience in both customer acquisition and revenue growth behind complex technology and services organizations.

PXYZ Pilot Network

Interested in making sure your mission, has a greater mission? Precision XYZ is looking for serious pilot operators who are looking for more than just another job.

With a specific focus on the renewable energy and electricity markets, our team works on some of the largest and most important infrastructure projects in the world. From mapping to inspection, all of our operators have a keen focus on security and safety, and all of our pilots are insured and certified.

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While we're currently looking for operators across North America, we'd love to hear from you if you have work experience/certification in Asia, Europe, Australia or South America, too.

Let's Talk About Your Project

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