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Solar panels attract birds quite easily due to its installation. The installation of solar panels on your roof offers the perfect space for birds to roost and nest under them. The warmth emitted from the solar panels will benefit the birds all year around. This creates an ideal habitat for the birds as well as the lice and mites that live in the bird’s nest. You will waste energy and money in the long run due to the lost efficiency. Bird proofing solar panels is the perfect answer to prevent loss of energy and money in the long-term. Here are some important advantages of bird proofing your solar panels.
You can fulfill your energy requirements as well as sell back electricity to the grid thanks to solar panels. Bird nesting and droppings reduce the efficiency of the solar panels quite drastically. Bird droppings will cut back the ability of the solar panels to collect sunlight which is essential to generate electricity. The panels should be in pristine condition at all times to maximize the performance of the solar panels. If bird droppings cover 50% of the cells, there will be a 50% drop in electricity production. If the whole cell is covered by any chance, the energy conversion rate of that particular cell will become zero. Bird proofing the solar panels is extremely important to improve their efficiency and productivity in the long run.
Many solar panel manufacturers in the United Kingdom use effective techniques to bird proof their panels to improve the efficiency and productivity. It will also prevent unnecessary damages to these panels. A mesh system is used over the solar panels to protect them from birds and bird droppings. Birds and other insects are kept away from the solar panels due to the mesh system. Most of these mesh systems are virtually invisible from ground level. The mesh system is installed without drilling or screwing your roof. A special kind of clip is used to secure the mesh system which will not damage the solar panels. They will not invalidate the warranty on the solar panels. Hence, you have nothing to worry when installing them on your roof. This is why it is important that you consider bird proofing your solar panels to improve their efficiency and productivity in the long run.