Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels – Northamptonshire

Getting Rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels in Northamptonshire

Solar Panel Protection from Pigeons in Northampton

As the effects of climate change continue to worsen year after year, every man has the responsibility to help in reducing carbon emissions and lessening reliance on fossil fuels to generate power. The county council of Northamptonshire is determined to do its part in this very important and global effort through the Solar Plan scheme run by the Northamptonshire Home Energy Efficiency Partnership.

This scheme provides top up grants to householders who wish to install solar energy systems. A partnership between a private energy firm and the organisation Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) will install roof-mounted solar panels on 5,000 homes across Northampton.

As the demand for solar panels increases, so does the need for proper solar panel care and maintenance.

Apart from exercising due diligence to keep the solar panels in good working condition, householders also have the option of installing additional safeguards to protect the panels from potential damage caused by external factors.
One of these factors is the prevalence of birds such as pigeons. These birds may seem cute but when they congregate in large flocks and perch on the panels, they can cause damage to it. They inevitably leave excrement, which is not only unsightly, smelly, and a significant health risk but can also block out the sun and reduce the electricity output of the panel. Birds will also build nests in any comfortable crevice and the underside of the panel happens to be a perfect spot for them. Unfortunately, any movement underneath the panel can disturb and dislodge the wiring, leading to potential problems.

Experts recommend installing an anti-bird barrier to keep these animals at bay.

Getting rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels with Direct Solar Care

An effective pigeon deterrent must be able to keep birds from perching or nesting in and under the solar panels. That’s exactly what Direct Solar Care’s pigeon-proofing product does. This durable galvanized steel mesh has smaller holes than other meshes in the market; at 10x15mm, the holes are just the right size to prevent animals from coming in while still allowing adequate ventilation necessary for the proper operation of the panel. It is also very easy to install because it uses a no holes drilled clip system.

The galvanized steel construction is designed to last for a long time, but should it break down sooner rather than later, don’t fret because it comes with an excellent 10-year guarantee. We will gladly provide the materials and labour needed to fix it up. If you need it, we also provide guttering and solar panel cleaning services to get your solar panels spick and span.

The Direct Solar Care Solution to your Pigeon Problems - Our Process.


  1. Assess the situation

2. Remove nests, birds and debris

3. Fit the Mesh with our specially manufactured clips, exclusive to direct

4. Take Photographs

5. Email over photographs, invoice and warranty. Follow up call

Sort your Pest Problem today - Contact Direct Solar Care

As you are reading this, pigeons are probably soiling your solar panels or nudging the wires underneath them. So don’t wait too long, give us a ring at 0800 088 6392 and have our solar panel pigeon protection specialist assess your needs and provide a recommendation. We are ready to assist you in your pigeon-related concerns wherever you are located in Northamptonshire.

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