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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 warmth emitted from the solar panels will benefit the birds all year around. They create an ideal habitat for birds as well as other insects such as mites and lice. Solar energy is wasted in the process and efficiency is lost. 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. Bird droppings will cut back the ability of the solar panels to collect sunlight which is essential to generate electricity. The surface of the panel should be maintained in top condition to improve its performance. If bird droppings cover 50% of the cells, there will be a 50% drop in electricity production. If the whole cell is covered by any chance, the energy conversion rate of that particular cell will become zero. Bird proofing these panels will help improve its efficiency and productivity in the long run.
Reputed solar entities in the United Kingdom use highly effective methods to improve the productivity of these panels. It will also prevent unnecessary damages to these 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. The mesh systems are usually invisible from the 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. 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.