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Solar panels attract birds quite easily due to their installation on your roof. 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. This will lose much of the efficiency of the panels. In fact, a lot of energy will be wasted in the process. 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 some important advantages of bird proofing your solar panels.
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 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 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. This prevents unwanted damages to the panels. A mesh system is used over the solar panels to protect them from birds and bird droppings. The mesh system will deter birds and all other insects from the panels. The mesh system is not visible from ground level. Your roof will not be screwed or drilled for this purpose. 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.Share