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Solar panels attract birds quite easily due to its installation. 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. 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 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. Bird nesting and droppings reduce the efficiency of the solar panels quite drastically. Droppings cut backs the ability of the panels to collect light 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.
There are many reputed solar panel manufacturing companies in the United Kingdom that use effective techniques to bird proof solar panels to improve their 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 mesh system is installed without drilling or screwing your roof. 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