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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 warmth emitted from the solar panels will benefit the birds all year around. Not only birds but the insects and lice inhabiting the nest will benefit from these panels. You will waste energy and money in the long run due to the lost efficiency. 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 important reasons to bird proof the solar panels in your home.
Solar panels are a great way to fulfill your energy needs. You can also earn money by selling back excess electricity to the grid. 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 bird droppings cover 50% of the cells, there will be a 50% drop in electricity production. 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. This prevents unwanted damages to the panels. In fact, a mesh system is installed over the solar panels to protect them. 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 roof is not screwed or drilled to install the mesh system. 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.Share