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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.

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{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.

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{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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The main reason why this happens is when you have a grid-tied solar system, it has safety measures preinstalled to shut down production in case of a power outage so as not to do extensive damage to the grid or the employees working on fixing the outage.

If you would like to be less dependent on the grid or ideally have no dependence, then you can add storage batteries to your solar system.
Backup batteries store the excess energy produced by solar for later use (for example, when there is a power outage). You can provide backup for some of your home appliances or all of them by installing more batteries depending on your energy consumption.

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