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How to protect your solar panels from birds

How to protect your solar panels from birds

{Although bird protection measures|While bird protection measures|While measures to protect birds} are {usually|typically|often} {thought of as a way|considered as a method|seen as a means} to {prevent pests birds nesting|keep birds from nesting|stop birds that nest} {in or around|within or around|around or in} {your solar panel system,|the solar panel system,|your solar panel system} they’re also {great ways|a great way|an excellent way} to {protect your investments so|safeguard your investment so|ensure} {that you don’t lose them|that they don’t go missing|you don’t lose them} to {predators like squirrels or|animals that hunt for food, such as squirrels or|predators such as squirrels and} coyotes.

{By limiting|By restricting|In limiting} access to {food and shelter|shelter and food}{, wildlife services often work| wildlife services usually work| Wildlife services are often able} to {keep animals away|protect animals|prevent animals} from {human facilities|human-made facilities|human-made structures}. By {providing cover over|covering|providing a protective layer over} {your solar panels,|the solar panel,|your solar panel} you {create|build|are creating} {a barrier that prevents|an obstacle that blocks|an obstruction that stops} hungry {or stranded animals from|animals or those who are stranded from|animals or animals that are stuck} {coming near|approaching|getting close to} them. {A typical example is small|One example of this is tiny|An example of this are small} frogs{, which can grow| that can reach|, that can grow} {up to|to be up to|as much as} 3 inches (7.6 {cm|centimeters}) {long and eat|in length and consume|long and can eat} smaller insects{ such as| like|, such as} termites or {gnat eggs|eggs of gnats|eggs laid by gnats}. {Covering your solar panels with|The protection of solar panels by|Protecting your solar panels with} net fencing {provides an inexpensive|is a cost-effective|is an affordable} {way to protect|method of protecting|option to safeguard} {your solar panel investment|your investment in solar panels|the investment you have made in solar panels}.

{When looking through all the|If you are looking at all the|In the event of comparing all} {available options, choose|choices, pick|possible options, opt for} {a second-story fence for better|an additional story for greater|the second-story fence to ensure} {safety|security}. The {added height helps|extra height can|additional height will} {scare other birds even more|to scare birds away|keep birds from being scared}.

How to protect Solar Panels from Bird Droppings

Bird droppings {can cause|can lead to|could cause} serious health {problems and are|issues and can be} {a nuisance|an issue|annoying}. The {danger is that the|risk is that the|problem is that} droppings of pigeons{ can| could|} {carry more than 60 dangerous|be the source of more than 60 deadly|contain more than 60 harmful} {diseases|illnesses}. {Some pathogens could even prove|Certain pathogens may even be|Certain pathogens can be} fatal. {The accumulation of droppings|A build-up of droppings|Droppings accumulation} {is|poses|can be} {a serious health risk|an extremely risk to health|very dangerous for health}.

{A study done|An investigation conducted|A study conducted} by an {agency that inspects|agency that checks|organization that examines} solar panels has {shown|revealed|proven} that {periodic inspection is crucial|regular inspections are essential|regular inspection is essential} to {protect your panels|safeguard your panels|ensure that your panels are protected} from {damage or loss|loss or damage} {due to unpredictable climatic|caused by unpredictable weather|because of unpredictable weather} conditions. Bird droppings {from|that fall from|falling from} the sky {can also|could also|can} cause damage to{ the|| your} panels. {Some birds’ droppings can|Bird droppings may|Certain bird droppings could} cause {corrosion and structural damage|structural damage and corrosion} {to solar panels|on solar panel|for solar panels}. {It is therefore recommended|Therefore, it is recommended|It is therefore suggested} {that you get|to purchase|to buy} {a bird guard|an insect guard|the bird-proofing option} {for your solar panels|to protect your solar panel|on your solar panels}.

The {heating, cooling,|cooling, heating,|cooling, heating} and ventilation systems {in|of} {buildings are affected by bird|structures are impacted by bird|the buildings are affected by birds} {fecal matter|waste|the feces}.

{Many birds consider|Many birds find|A lot of birds consider} the top {ridge of the|ridge of|of the ridge on the} solar panels {a great|to be a good|as a perfect} perching {spot|area|place}. {This results in|This causes|The result is that they drop their} droppings {all over the panel|everywhere on the panel|that cover the panels} {which blocks|that block|which block} sunlight.

Below is a {list with|list of|checklist of} {other ways to protect|additional ways to guard|alternatives to safeguard} your solar panels {against|from} birds.

  • Cleaning Solar Panels {- Solar panels can|Solar panels can|Solar panels may} {be difficult to clean|become difficult to wash|take a lot of effort to maintain} {due to|because of} the {hot climate in|scorching climate of|heat of} the US. {Without rainfall|With no rain|In the absence of rain} or {human intervention|the intervention of humans}{, dirt and debris| dirt and particles| dirt and dust} {can build up quickly|will build up fast|could build up rapidly}. Birds {are known to nest|have been known to build nests|can nest} {in residential solar panels|in solar panels for residential use|on solar panels in homes} and {collect nesting material and|also collect nesting materials and|then collect nesting materials as well as} droppings. This is {why it’s|the reason it’s|the reason why there is} {a problem|an issue}. The accumulation of {dirt and bird|bird and dirt} {material over time will|material over time can|materials over time will} {make solar panels less efficient|reduce the efficiency of solar panels|cause solar panels to become less efficient}{, resulting in a drop| and result in a decrease| which results in a decline} in {solar panel energy|the solar panel’s energy|solar panel power}. To {protect|safeguard|guard} your solar panels {against|from} {birds, it is important|birds, it’s important|bird damage, it is essential} to {clean|wash} them at least {once per|once a|every} year. {There are two options|Two options are available|You have two choices}{:| to choose from:| available:} {either hire a professional to|or hire a professional|either employ a professional to} {clean your solar panels|cleanse your solar panel|take care of cleaning your solar panels}{ or|, or} you can {do it|clean them} yourself. {This could prove dangerous|It could be dangerous|This can be risky} {without proper|in the absence of|without the proper} safety equipment. We strongly {recommend that|suggest that|recommend} you {contact|get in touch with|reach out to} [xfield_company].
  • {Fake|False|fake} Birds of Prey- This is {a less common way|not a common method|a different method} to {protect residential solar panels|shield solar panels for residential use|safeguard solar panels in homes} from {bird damage|damage by birds|damage caused by birds}. This is {a great|a fantastic|an excellent} {way to scare|method to scare|method of scaring} birds. It’s also {humane and economical|a humane and cost-effective method|economical and humane}. {This bird deterrent is low-cost|The bird repellent is inexpensive|The bird deterrent is affordable} and {can be used to stop|can be used to deter|is a great way to stop} {birds nesting under|nesting birds under|the birds from nesting in} solar panels. This {protection method should not|method of protection should not|type of protection should only} be {used if birds are|employed if birds are|utilized if there are birds} already nesting {under|in|beneath} {your|the} solar panels. Fake birds of {prey won’t|prey will not|Prey won’t} {work if there are birds|be effective if birds are|perform if there are birds} already {present|nesting|in the area}. {Fake birds are plastic predators|Fake birds are predators made of plastic|They are fake birds made of plastic} {that are simple|which are easy} to {set up|create|put up} and {do not|don’t} require {electricity or batteries|batteries or electricity}. {Although it may work|While it might be effective|Although they may be useful} {for deterring|to deter|in deterring} {a few pigeons’ nests|some pigeon nests|the nests of a few pigeons}{, you can use| but you could also use| however, you can also utilize} {spikes or mesh to make your|wires, spikes and mesh in order to make the|nets or spikes to make your} {technique|strategy|method} more {effective|efficient}.
  • Mesh – {One way|One method|A way} to {protect|safeguard|shield} solar panels is to {place|put|install} {mesh around the panels|nets around them|Mesh around panels}. {Because the mesh will block|Since the mesh blocks|Because the mesh can block} birds from {entering|getting into|accessing} {the area, this|an area|in the space, this} {method|technique|approach} {prevents them|stops them from entering|blocks them}. This {innovative solution is|unique solution was|clever solution has been} {designed to prevent|created to stop|specifically designed to block} birds from {accessing your residential|gaining access to your home’s|getting access to your residential} solar panels. {It also protects|Also, it protects|It also safeguards} your investment. {This is a simple|It is a straightforward|This is a} {method that can be|procedure that is|technique that can be} easily {removed for cleaning or|removed to clean or for|taken off for cleaning or} maintenance.
  • Spikes {- A relatively new|- A relatively recent|are a relatively new} product {that protects your residential|to protect your home’s|that shields your home’s} solar {panels from|panel from the|panels against} birds{, roof spikes are an| Roof spikes are a} {humane way to do so|humane method of doing this|effective and humane way of doing so}. They {do not|don’t} cause {pain|discomfort|harm} {to birds, but instead|to birds, but rather|for birds, but} {act as|serve as|create} {a barrier to keep|an obstacle to prevent|barriers to stop} {pigeons from getting into|birds from entering} the {area|space}. Bird spikes are {a high-quality|a top-quality|an excellent} {way to stop birds|method to deter birds|solution to keep birds out}. The base is {designed|made|built} to withstand {extreme temperatures and|extreme temperatures as well as|the harshest temperatures and} {wind speeds|winds of up to 50mph|high winds}. {No matter where you live|Wherever you are|Whatever your location}{, spikes are the best| spikes are the ideal| it is advisable to use spikes as your best} {choice|option}. [xfield_company] Services recommends {investing in spikes made of|purchasing spikes made of|buying spikes that are made from} {high-quality materials that won’t|top-quality materials that will not|premium materials that don’t} {rust or change their color|alter color or rust|get rusty or change color} {over time|as time passes|in time}. This will {allow you to|help you|let you} keep your birds {happy|content|comfortable} and {enable them to thrive|allow them to flourish|help them thrive}.
  • Solar panel {servicing – A|maintenance – A|servicing – An} {proactive way to prevent birds|proactive method to keep birds out|effective way to avoid birds} is to {have your panels|have your solar panels|ensure that your solar panels are} {serviced|maintained|cleaned} {regularly|frequently}. With the {right|proper|appropriate} {protective equipment|protection equipment|protection}{, this is an easy| it’s a simple| it’s an easy} {task that you can do|job you can complete|task you can perform} yourself. To ensure {that the job|that the task|the job} is {done safely and effectively|completed safely and efficiently|done in a safe and efficient manner}{, we recommend hiring| we suggest hiring| it is recommended to hire} {a professional cleaning crew|an expert cleaning team|professional cleaners} {from|with|by} [xfield_company]. {A solar panel installation servicing|Solar panel installation maintenance|A solar panel installation service} kit {can be purchased|is available|is available for purchase} {that includes biodegradable soap,|which includes biodegradable soap,|which comes with biodegradable soap} cleaner{ and a brush|, and a brush|, and a toothbrush}. Mix the soap {in a bucket of|with a bucket of|in a bucket with} warm water. {You will then need|Then, you’ll need|It is then time} to {wipe down|clean|wash} the solar panels{ by|} {gently rubbing it|gentle rubbing them|gently rubbing them} with water. {We recommend that you don’t|We suggest that you do not|It is recommended not to} {climb onto|get on|go up on} the roof. Instead, {use a long|you should use a long|use a} pole to {clean|wash|sweep} them. This {allows you to remain|lets you stay|will allow you to stay} on the ground{ and|, and} is {safe|healthy} for your {health and safety|safety and health}. {You can use|It is possible to use|You can make use of} {a hosepipe to clean|the hosepipe to remove|an hosepipe for cleaning} any dirt {buildup|that has accumulated}. This {will make it easier|will help you|can make it easier} to {maintain your solar panel|keep your solar panel on a|follow your solar panel’s} maintenance schedule. It is {important to remember|crucial to keep in mind|essential to remember} that you {should not|shouldn’t|should never} {use any harsh materials|make use of any harmful materials|employ any materials that are harsh} {for cleaning your residential panels|to clean your solar panels for residential use|for cleaning your residential solar panels}. {You could endanger your|It is possible to damage your|You may endanger the} investment {by using rough materials|when you use rough materials|using materials that are rough}. {In the long-term|In the long run|Over time}{, they could| they may| the materials could} be damaged and {may need|require|need} {to be repaired|repair|to be replaced}.

Bird Proofing Solar Panels

There are {many methods for|a variety of methods to|numerous methods of} {bird proofing|bird-proofing} solar panels. {Many traditional methods use|A lot of traditional methods employ|The most common methods involve} {netting or mesh|mesh or netting|mesh or nets} {as|to create} {a physical barrier|an physical barrier|physical barriers}. {Although anti bird|While anti-bird|Even though anti bird} spikes are {often|commonly|frequently} {used, birds will still|employed, birds can|employed, birds could} {find a way around them|be able to get around them|use them to escape} {if they aren’t properly installed|when they’re not properly placed|in the event that they’re not installed correctly} and maintained.

{Important to remember|It is important to keep in mind|It is vital to remember} that {all species are protected by|every species is protected under|all species are protected under} {the|The|legislation such as the} Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and {Wildlife|the Wildlife} (Northern Ireland) Order 1986. {Intentionally injuring or killing|The deliberate killing or injury of|To intentionally injure or kill} {a gull, or causing|the gull or causing|an gull, or inflicting} damage to {an active|a} nest{ or its contents|, or the contents of it| and its contents}{,|} is {illegal|a crime|considered to be illegal}. It is {illegal|unlawful|against the law} {in|to do so in|within} Scotland {and|as well as|in Scotland and} Northern Ireland to stop birds from {accessing their nests,|entering their nests} and it is {illegal|also illegal|unlawful} {to disturb nesting birds|to disturb nesting birds}.

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When {it comes time|you are ready|it’s time} to {install solar panels,|put in solar panels,|install solar panels} you’ll {need to make sure|want to ensure|have to ensure} {they’re safe|that they’re safe|they’re not dangerous} for birds. {Otherwise, they can become|In the wrong circumstances, they could become|If not, they could be} {bird prey or suffer injury|prey for birds or be injured|prey of birds, or even suffer injuries} {from other|from|by other} wildlife.

There are two {types|kinds|different types} {of solar panel protection|that solar panels can be protected by|for solar panel security} {methods|techniques} {that can be used when|that are available for|which can be utilized when} {installing solar panels:|making solar panel installations:|setting up solar panels.}

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Protect your investment

{When you invest|If you are investing|If you decide to invest} {time or money in|time or money into|either time or money into} {a solar panel system|solar panel systems}{, you want to| it is important to| You must} {make sure that you protect|ensure that you are protecting your|be sure to protect your} solar panels {against|from} birds.

Birds can be {very|extremely} {destructive|damaging|harmful} {to solar panels|on solar panels|for solar panel installations}. In {some cases, birds|certain instances, they|certain cases, birds} {actually dig into the ground|can actually dig in the ground|are known to dig their way into the soil} {near the panel seeking out|close to the panel, looking for|near the panel to search for} other {creatures|animals|wildlife}. {By putting up bird netting|By installing bird nets|When you put up bird netting}{, they are kept away| to keep them away| that they can be kept} from the grid {and the|as well as the|and also the} utility line {at|that runs along|located at} the {bottom of the panel,|lower part of the panel|bottom of the panel} {which contains|which is a source of|that is home to} {electricity|electric current}.

Bird netting {also works well|is also a good option|can also be useful} {when you have a larger|when you have a large|in the event of a large} {group of people working around|group of people operating around|number of people working on} the solar array{ with different|, each with their own| performing different} {tasks|jobs|duties}. It {creates an area|provides a space|allows for a place} {where they don’t need|that they don’t have|in which they don’t have} to {worry about coming into|be concerned about coming into|worry about coming in} contact with {each other|one another} or {getting stuck|getting caught|being stuck} in traffic{ somewhere|}.

{It also helps prevent|It also assists in preventing|This also prevents} conflicts {between|among} {them|the two}. {But|However}{, just because you have| the fact that you’ve got| even though you’ve got} {more people doesn’t mean|more employees doesn’t mean that|many more people does not mean} {you have less control over|you’re less in control of|you’re in less control of} {what they do|the actions they take}. {With increased personnel comes decreased|The increase in personnel means a decrease in|In addition to the increased number of employees, there is a decline in} productivity.

Netting {solves the problem of|can solve the issue of|is a solution to} keeping birds {away but|out, but it|away , but} {does not solve the issue|is not able to solve the problem|doesn’t solve the issue} of keeping animals {away|out|from the area}. {For this reason,|This is why|Because of this,} {many recommend combining|many people recommend combining|some recommend that you combine} bird netting {with animal deterrents|and animal repellents|with animal repellents} {such as urine/bird droppings|like bird droppings or urine|like droppings of bird urine}{, scent tapes and swatters| scent tapes, swatters and scent tapes| or scent tapes as well as swatters}.

{These work to|They|They help} {protect solar panels much better|shield solar panels more effectively|protect solar panels better} than {humans but|human beings, but they|humans , but} {will cost you more money|cost more|will cost you more}. {You can get tape|You can purchase tape|Tape} and {chemicals at most hunting|other chemicals from most hunting|chemicals from most hunt} {supply stores|supplies stores|store}.

Cost of bird damage How to install solar panels bird netting

{Depending upon your location|Based on the location of your home|Depending on your location}{, the installation process| the process of installation| and the location of your installation, the procedure} {for solar panel netting|of solar panel nets|to install solar panelnetting} {can|could|may} {be anywhere from simple|vary from easy|be anything from straightforward} to {complicated|complex}. There are two{ basic|| primary} {methods you can use|ways|methods that you can employ} {to attach|to connect|for attaching} {the panels to the frame of|your panels onto the frames of|solar panels on the frame} {your|the} net enclosure{; you can|. You can|. You could} {use bolts or you can|utilize bolts or|make use of bolts or} {use|make use of|employ} clamps.

The {type of panel|kind of fence} {that will best serve|that best serves|which will serve best for} your {purposes|needs|requirements} {is determined by several|will be determined by a variety of|is determined by various} {factors, including the kind|aspects, such as the type|aspects, including the type} of fence you’ll {need and|require and|need as well as} the {extent of damage|amount of damage that can be|severity of damage} {caused by birds to your|that birds can cause to|from birds on your} {existing|current} fencing.

{Although most electric fences will|While most electric fences|Although the majority of electric fences} {have some sort|include some form|feature some kind} of {spot control capability|spot control feature|spot-control capability}{, there are also special| There are other| however, there are additional} {functions available for specific|features that are available to specific|features available for certain} applications. {These range from providing|They range from offering|These include} {timed shock settings to|specific timed shock settings that|interval-based shock settings to} {keep animals separated|keep animals from each other|ensure that animals are kept in a separate area}{, to allowing you| from each other, to the ability| and allowing you} to {lock out|block|restrict} {certain areas of your fenced|specific areas of your fence|certain areas of your} property.

Installation {should only take|shouldn’t take more than|should take only} {a small amount of time|just a few minutes|an hour or so} {compared to the overall|in comparison to the general|when compared to the} maintenance of the{ electrical| electric|} fence. {That way, you don’t|This way, you won’t|So, you don’t} {spend forever installing new panels|have to spend a long time installing new fences|take forever to install new panels} {and then having them|before having to|after which they} {come|get} together {again to talk about|to discuss} {how to put up another|the best way to install a new|how to set up a different} {group|set} of nets.

{These days it is very|Nowadays, it’s|Today, it’s} {simple to find affordable|easy to locate affordable|easy to find low-cost} LED {lights that look similar|lighting that looks similar|light sources that look identical} {to incandescent bulbs|as incandescent lights|the incandescent bulb}. {You can purchase almost|It is possible to purchase nearly|You can buy almost} {any type|every kind|every type} of light source {as|to use as|for} an outdoor {light|lighting} fixture.

{Consider keeping the main structure|You should think about keeping the main structure|Think about keeping the main structures} of your yard {completely bare|bare|uncluttered} {so all you have|and all you need|so that all you have} to do{ during installation|| to install it} is {place the netting over|to place the netting on|put the netting over} the top{ and securely fasten| of your yard and secure|, and then secure} it{ in place|| to the ground} {with|by using} clips. This {makes cutting back unwanted|will make cutting back undesirable|makes cutting back unneeded} {lines of vegetation much|areas of plants much|branches of the vegetation} {simpler|easier|more straightforward}.

Solar Panel Bird Mesh

{The solar panel bird mesh is|Solar panel mesh bird nets are|This solar bird cage is} {a great|an excellent|a fantastic} {way to deter|method to stop|option to discourage} birds from {nesting|settling} on {your|the} solar panels. The mesh is {made of|constructed of|made from} {durable, UV-resistant polypropylene,|tough, UV-resistant polypropylene|strong, UV-resistant polypropylene} and {it’s designed|is designed|is made} to {fit snugly|be a perfect fit|fit perfectly} around {your|the} solar panels. {The mesh is also transparent|It’s also translucent|It’s also transparent}{, so it won’t impede| and won’t block| which means it doesn’t hinder} the {sunlight from reaching|sunlight’s path to|sunlight’s ability to reach} {your|the} solar cells. {The solar panel bird mesh is|Solar panel mesh for bird protection is|It’s} {easy|simple|very simple} to {install, and it’s|put up, and is|set up and is} {a great way to keep|an excellent way to keep|ideal for keeping} your solar panels {clean|tidy} {and free of|as well as free from|clear of any} bird droppings.



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