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Solar panels attract birds quite easily due to its installation. Solar panels are the perfect settings for birds to safely nest and roost under them. The warmth emitted all year around is another benefit to the 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 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 must be kept in pristine condition at all times to maximize the performance of these panels. If the cells are half covered with bird droppings, they may lose at least 50% of their ability to generate electricity. If the whole cell is covered by any chance, the energy conversion rate of that particular cell will become 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 help prevent any unnecessary damages to the panels. A mesh system is installed over the panels to protect them from birds. 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 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.