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Solar panels attract birds quite easily due to its installation. They create a perfect space for birds to roost and nest under the solar panels. The warmth emitted from the solar panels will benefit the birds all year around. 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. Bird proofing solar panels is the perfect answer to prevent loss of energy and money in the long-term. Here are important reasons to bird proof the solar panels in your home.
You can fulfill your energy requirements as well as sell back electricity to the grid thanks to solar panels. Bird nesting and droppings reduce the efficiency of the solar panels quite drastically. Droppings cut backs the ability of the panels to collect light to generate electricity. 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 prevent unnecessary damages to these panels. A mesh system is installed over the panels to protect them from birds. All birds, insects and bird droppings are kept away through these meshing systems. Most of these mesh systems are virtually invisible from ground level. The mesh system is installed without drilling or screwing your roof. A special variety of clips is used to secure the mesh which will not damage the 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. These are some of the major considerations when bird proofing your solar panels right now. It will help improve the energy efficiency and save your money in the long run. The aforementioned article provides an overview of the importance of bird proofing your solar panels.