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Solar panels attract birds quite easily due to their installation on your roof. The installation of solar panels on your roof offers the perfect space for birds to roost and nest under them. The warmth emitted all year around is another benefit to the birds. This creates an ideal habitat for the birds as well as the lice and mites that live in the bird’s nest. This will lose much of the efficiency of the panels. In fact, a lot of energy will be wasted in the process. Bird proofing solar panels is the perfect answer to prevent loss of energy and money in the long-term. Here are important reasons to bird proof the solar panels in your home.
You can complete your energy requirements and sell back electricity to the grid when you have efficient 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 you have 50% of bird droppings on the solar panels, it can result in a 50% reduction of energy. If the whole cell is covered by any chance, the energy conversion rate of that particular cell will become zero. Bird proofing these panels is extremely important due to this reason. It improves the productivity and efficiency of the panels.
Reputed solar entities in the United Kingdom use highly effective methods to improve the productivity of these panels. It will also help prevent any unnecessary damages to the panels. In fact, a mesh system is installed over the solar panels to protect them. All birds, insects and bird droppings are kept away through these meshing systems. The mesh system is not visible from ground level. Your roof will not be screwed or drilled for this purpose. A special variety of clips is used to secure the mesh which will not damage the 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.