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Solar panels attract birds quite easily due to its installation. They create a perfect space for birds to roost and nest under the solar panels. The solar panels usually emit warmth around the year which is another benefit for birds. This creates an ideal habitat for the birds as well as the lice and mites that live in the bird’s nest. Solar energy is wasted in the process and efficiency is lost. If you need the solar panels to prevent loss of energy and waste of money in the long run, you need to bird proof these panels. 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. The solar panels are unable to collect light and produce electricity due to bird droppings. The surface of the panel should be maintained in top condition to improve its performance. If you have 50% of bird droppings on the solar panels, it can result in a 50% reduction of energy. If the whole cell gets covered with droppings, it may not be able to produce any electricity at all. Bird proofing these panels will help improve its efficiency and productivity in the long run.
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. A mesh system is used over the solar panels to protect them from birds and bird droppings. All birds, insects and bird droppings are kept away through these meshing systems. The mesh systems are usually invisible from the ground level. The roof is not screwed or drilled to install the mesh system. The mesh is secured with a special type of clip which will not damage the panel. This is why you need not worry about the mesh system that is in place to protect 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.