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Solar Panel Proofing Solutions

Why are nesting birds a problem for solar systems?

Birds nesting under or around the panels will cause some of the following; damage cables, damage panels, deposit droppings and other debris on the panels, thus reducing output, present a fire risk if they nest under the panels, block the roof’s drainage system with droppings, nest materials, food debris and feathers potentially causing roof leaks, whilst providing a nutrient rich environment from which vegetation can grow. As well as present a health hazard to any contractor working on the roof contact with bird droppings can cause infection to humans.

It is important to proof your solar panels for the same reason you would proof your house from rats, you are trying to protect your investment. Solar panels normally are on the roof for up too 20-30 years from installing, therefore it is important to make sure that you service the panels with MIDS Pest control quick and easy solar meshing solution.

The solution to proofing the solar panels is to run small enough mesh around the panels with special clips that fit under the solar panel and clip on underneath the panel. The biggest cost of this install is the access equipment to access the area safely.

The cost of installing this systems is subject to the access and amount of panels.

To give some idea of cost;

A standard 10 panel install which require straight forward scaffolding with be around the £1300.00 + VAT.

As every job is different we would require a photo of the access and then we would be able to supply a quote for you.