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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. Bird proofing solar panels is the perfect answer to prevent loss of energy and money in the long-term. Here are some important advantages of bird proofing your solar panels.
Solar panels are a great way to fulfill your energy needs. You can also earn money by selling back excess electricity to the grid. Bird droppings and bird nesting issues will drastically drop the performance of your solar panels. 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 gets covered with droppings, it may not be able to produce any electricity at all. Bird proofing these panels will help improve its 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. This prevents unwanted damages to the panels. A mesh system is installed over the panels to protect them from birds. The mesh system will deter birds and all other insects from the panels. The mesh system is not visible 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.