Solar Panel Protection

Solar Panel Protection

Do birds have nests under or near your solar panel installation? This is a frequent problem that can lead to various issues. The birds’ nesting activities can result in the accumulation of droppings, dirt, and debris on the panels’ surface, lowering the system’s overall output and yield. Moreover, their presence may disrupt the system’s cabling and cause blockages in the roof’s drainage system and guttering as nest materials, feathers, and food debris can accumulate over time.

Studies have shown that dirty solar panels can reduce energy output by up to 25%.

10 Reasons why you should use Bird Netting

  1. Protects your solar panels from bird droppings: Birds can create a mess on your solar panels with their droppings, which can not only reduce the efficiency of your solar panels but also damage them over time.

  2. Prevents nesting on your solar panels: Birds often try to nest on flat surfaces, and solar panels provide a tempting nesting spot. Bird netting helps to prevent nesting and keeps birds from damaging your panels.

  3. Reduces the risk of bird-related damage: Birds can peck at and damage your solar panels, leading to costly repairs. Bird netting provides a barrier that birds cannot penetrate, reducing the risk of damage.

  4. Low-cost solution: Bird netting is a relatively inexpensive solution compared to other bird deterrent methods, such as bird spikes or electrical shock devices.

  5. Easy to install: Bird netting is easy to install and can be done without the help of a professional. You can purchase pre-cut netting that fits your solar panels, or you can buy a roll and cut it to size.

  6. Long-lasting protection: Bird netting is durable and can last for several years with proper care and maintenance.

  7. Environmentally friendly: Bird netting is a humane and eco-friendly way to keep birds away from your solar panels, without causing harm to the birds or the environment.

  8. Improves solar panel efficiency: Bird droppings and nesting materials on your solar panels can reduce their efficiency, but bird netting keeps the panels clean and free of debris, ensuring optimal performance.

  9. Protects against other pests: Bird netting can also help to deter other pests, such as squirrels or rodents, from accessing your solar panels.

  10. Increases lifespan of solar panels: By protecting your solar panels from bird-related damage, bird netting can help to extend the lifespan of your panels, saving you money on repairs and replacements in the long run.