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Solar panels attract birds quite easily due to their installation on your roof. Solar panels are the perfect settings for birds to safely nest and roost under them. The solar panels usually emit warmth around the year which is another benefit for birds. They create an ideal habitat for birds as well as other insects such as mites and lice. You will waste energy and money in the long run due to the lost efficiency. This is the reason that solar panels need to be bird proof to prevent the loss of energy as well as wasting your money in the long run. Here are some important things to consider when purchasing bird proofing solar panels.
You can complete your energy requirements and sell back electricity to the grid when you have efficient solar panels. The efficiency of these panels is reduced to a considerable extent due to birds and their droppings. Birds usually nest within the gaps between these panels and the roof. Droppings cut backs the ability of the panels to collect light 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 with droppings, it can reduce the energy conversion rate to zero 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 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 roof is not screwed or drilled to install the mesh system. A special kind of clip is used to secure the mesh system which will not damage the solar panels. The mesh will not affect the conditions of the warranty on the solar panel. This is why it is important that you consider bird proofing your solar panels to improve their efficiency and productivity in the long run.