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Solar panels attract birds quite easily due to their installation on your roof. The installation of solar panels on your roof offers the perfect space for birds to roost and nest under them. 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. 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 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 is extremely important due to this reason. It improves the productivity and efficiency of the panels.
There are many reputed solar panel manufacturing companies in the United Kingdom that use effective techniques to bird proof solar panels to improve their efficiency and productivity. This prevents unwanted 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. Most of these mesh systems are virtually invisible from ground level. Your roof will not be screwed or drilled for this purpose. 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. The mesh system will not interfere with the warranty of the solar panels. In fact, the warranty of the panels will not be affected in any way by the mesh system installed. This is why it is important that you consider bird proofing your solar panels to improve their efficiency and productivity in the long run.