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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 solar panels usually emit warmth around the year which is another benefit for 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 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. The solar panels are unable to collect light and produce electricity due to bird droppings. The panels should be in pristine condition at all times to maximize the performance of the solar panels. If you have 50% of bird droppings on the solar panels, it can result in a 50% reduction of energy. If the whole cell gets covered with droppings, it may not be able to produce any electricity at all. Bird proofing these panels is extremely important due to this reason. It improves the productivity and efficiency of the panels.
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 used over the solar panels to protect them from birds and bird droppings. The mesh system will deter birds and all other insects from the panels. 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 will not affect the conditions of the warranty on the solar panel. This is why it is important that you consider bird proofing your solar panels to improve their efficiency and productivity in the long run.