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Solar panels attract birds quite easily due to its installation. 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. Not only birds but the insects and lice inhabiting the nest will benefit from these panels. This will lose much of the efficiency of the panels. In fact, a lot of energy will be wasted in the process. 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 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. 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 the cells are half covered with bird droppings, they may lose at least 50% of their ability to generate electricity. If the whole cell gets covered with droppings, it may not be able to produce any electricity at all. Bird proofing the solar panels is extremely important to improve their efficiency and productivity in the long run.
Many solar panel manufacturers in the United Kingdom use effective techniques to bird proof their panels to improve the efficiency and productivity. 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. Share