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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 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. 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.
You can complete your energy requirements and sell back electricity to the grid when you have efficient solar panels. Bird droppings and bird nesting issues will drastically drop the performance of your solar panels. 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 is covered with droppings, it can reduce the energy conversion rate to zero 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. 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. The mesh systems are usually invisible from the ground level. Your roof will not be screwed or drilled for this purpose. A special kind of clip is used to secure the mesh system which will not damage the solar 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. Share