Getting Rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels in Warwickshire
Solar Panel Protection from Pigeons in Warwickshire
In 2015, the Warwickshire City Council started the Warwickshire Energy Plan, which aims to increase the use of renewable energy and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The council expects that the demand for renewable energy will continue to rise every year. One of the renewable energy technologies being promoted through the energy plan is the solar hot water heating system, which uses solar energy to heat the water to be used for hot taps.
Having a solar heating system can reduce hot water energy costs by as much as 50%. As the demand for clean energy rises, more and more households are installing solar photovoltaic systems on their rooftops, preferably on the south-facing roof. However, as it is exposed to the elements, solar panels can be vulnerable to damage caused by pigeons and other bird pests, thus the need for solar panel pigeon protection.
Animals like pigeons may seem cute and harmless, but they can cause a lot of damage to your solar panels. You wouldn’t want these critters to make your solar panels their home. Pigeons roosting on solar panels will inevitably drop their excrement on the panel surface, causing the energy yield to drop by more than 30%. A buildup of this waste material can eventually lead to total malfunction that can be costly to repair.
During nesting season, some pigeons may build nests in the recesses under your solar panels. This can cause displacement of the sensitive wirings, leading to glitches and damage. Pigeons are also potential carriers of contagious diseases, so you definitely wouldn’t want them to live on your rooftop solar panels.
Getting rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels with Direct Solar Care
Fortunately, Direct Solar Care offers a solution to your solar panel pigeon concerns. Direct Solar Care is a part of Direct Solutions Group of Companies, a leading property maintenance firm in the country, with expertise in pest control. With our years of experience in addressing pest control issues, we have the best solution to protecting your solar panels from pigeons.
Our pigeon deterrent is a galvanized steel mesh that encloses your solar panels and prevents vermin from entering while still allowing enough air to circulate in and around the panel to ensure proper operation. The steel mesh clips on and off easily for quick installation and removal for occasional maintenance.
We also provide a thorough guttering and solar panel cleaning to keep your solar panels in excellent working condition. Our solar panel pigeon protection services also come with a 10-year service guarantee, which includes materials and labour. That means you don’t have to worry about pest reinvasion for a decade!
The Direct Solar Care Solution to Pigeon Solar Panel Problem - Efficient and Quick Process.
- Assess the situation ensuring all safety precautions are in place before work commences.
- Remove nests, birds and debris
- Fit the Mesh with our specially manufactured clips, exclusive to direct
- Take Photographs
- Email over photographs, invoice and warranty. Follow up call
Sort your Pest Problem today - Contact Direct Solar Care
Solar panels are not cheap. Protect your investment and make it last longer by installing a pigeon-deterrent solution from Direct Solar Care. Call our friendly solar panel pigeon protection experts at 0800 088 6392 to get started. We are ready to deploy our team of professionals to any location in Warwickshire.