Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels – Rutland

Getting Rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels in Rutland

Solar Panel Protection from Pigeons in Rutland

Did you know that in a single hour, the sun radiates more energy onto the earth than the entire human population uses in a year? Energy independence can be achieved through solar energy. The sun is also a limitless source of renewable energy and it’s a source that is not yet fully tapped. In the UK, only 3.4% of the total electricity generated in 2016 was from solar power. But the use of solar power in homes and businesses is steadily increasing, and the government hopes to use solar energy to power four million homes by 2020.

Rutland is doing its part to help achieve this target by encouraging energy efficiency among its residents by providing information on how to be energy efficient and access to possible energy grants. As a result, the number of solar-powered homes in Rutland is steadily rising.

Installing solar panels has plenty of advantages: lower utility bills, zero noise and emissions, completely environment-friendly and a long lifetime (up to 30 years). But it also has limitations such as the high initial costs and the need for sufficient sunlight. However, there are minimal maintenance requirements for solar panels.

Apart from the due diligence required to keep the solar panels clean and working properly, householders must also protect the panels from potential sources of damage such as pigeons and other birds. Pigeons roost in large numbers on rooftops and inevitably find solar panels as comfortable shelters.
Unfortunately, they also leave their mess behind. Bird droppings can cause a decrease in the solar panel’s electricity output.
Excessive deposits of bird droppings can also damage the panels leading to expensive repairs. Some birds also build nests in the crevices below the panels, often dislodging some of the wires.

The best thing to do is to provide a barrier between the birds and the panels.

Getting rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels with Direct Solar Care

At a minimal maintenance cost, you can ensure that your solar panel will continue providing clean energy for many years to come. There is an easy and cost-effective solution to pigeon-related problems with solar panels. Direct Solar Care offers an anti-bird barrier that keeps pigeons and other animals from ruining your solar panels. This barrier is made up of a galvanized steel mesh that encloses the entire solar panels (up to sixteen panels). The mesh is designed with 10x15mm holes that are small enough to stop animals from entering but big enough to allow air to circulate.

The pigeon deterrent mesh is designed to last for a long time but if any problem occurs, we will gladly fix it up for you because our service comes with a superb 10-year guarantee including materials and labour.

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

If you would like to know more about our pigeon deterrent, like what type of pigeon-proofing your
specific solar panels need, do ring us up at 0800 088 6392 and our friendly solar panel care experts will gladly walk you through it.

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