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Solar panels attract birds quite easily due to their installation on your roof. Solar panels are the perfect settings for birds to safely nest and roost under them. 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. 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 important reasons to bird proof the solar panels in your home.
You can complete your energy requirements and sell back electricity to the grid when you have efficient 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 the cells are half covered with bird droppings, they may lose at least 50% of their ability to generate electricity. If the whole cell is covered by any chance, the energy conversion rate of that particular cell will become zero. Bird proofing the solar panels is extremely important to improve their 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. In fact, a mesh system is installed over the solar panels to protect them. The mesh system will deter birds and all other insects from the panels. Most of these mesh systems are virtually invisible from ground level. Your roof will not be screwed or drilled for this purpose. 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.