Solar Panel Bird Proofing
Solar panel installation is a renewable way to reduce your electricity bills. Though it costs high, it is a one-time investment and over 1 million homes in the UK are using solar panels. These PV cells are installed on the roof, which can attract many urban birds and especially pigeons, which can reduce the effect of PV cells and they can make a damage too. Solar panels act as the safest place for many birds to build nests and live safe, it is important to avoid them to prevent your PV cells from damage causing pest seagulls and other birds. In this article, we will discuss the solar panel bird proofing.
Why do you Need to Bird-Proof Solar Cells?
Solar panels are the perfect place for the birds to build nests, it is important to protect them from predators.
- Bird Nesting can create noise, debris, and mess
- Pigeon droppings are very dangerous when ingested or inhaled when dried because it contains pathogens and bacteria.
- Pigeon droppings are so acidic that can corrode metals and damage the connection between each panel.
- Bird nests can attract other pests like fleas, ticks, beetles, mites, ants, roaches, and cluster flies.
- Solar panel manufacture warranties do not include bird damages, and it is expensive to repair the damage.
- Bird proofing will help you to avoid regular maintenance
How do you Birdproof Solar panels?
There are many pest control companies that can provide bird proofing for solar panels, and the cost will depend on the number of panels used and how difficult the work was.
The experts will use special clips and mesh designed for the purpose of bird and pest proofing. The mesh used for solar panels can be trimmed or folded so it will not be visible after installation, and it also improves the rigidity of the panels.
The bird proofing mesh will prevent your panels from actions of pests and birds and also it helps the panels to work fine without any damage. This mesh should be installed by an experienced professional and a normal man does not have knowledge of connection and installation.
How do Professionals access Solar Panels?
One of the difficult tasks faced by pest control technicians for the solar panel bird proofing is accessing the solar panels. It is very difficult to get closer to the panels in the longest buildings, for a small building the professionals will use a long ladder, for large buildings they need a scaffolding, and the charges may be high.
Solar panel bird proofing will prevent your PV cells from damage and maintenance costs. Many people think that the process is costly, but it depends upon the mesh used, the number of panels in your building, and the difficulty of work.
Do not try this method by yourself, because the professional experts are well trained to climb any buildings and connect the mesh. A small mistake can damage the whole circuit and it is also dangerous to climb on tallest buildings without any knowledge and experience.