Solar panels cleaning & bird meshing
There are now over 1 million homes in the UK with solar panels, an expensive and long term investment for your home or business. Almost maintenance free, it is their location at roof level that attracts urban birds, especially pigeons who nest year round. With the influx of solar panels, birds are now learning how attractive of a proposition they make to roost, nest and shelter.
Let's protect your solar PV system
Airborne dust particles, sticky tree and plant sap, lichen, soot and bird droppings are just a few of the things that can contribute to a build-up of dirt on your panels.
Accumulation creates shading and will prevent sunlight reaching the cells. This results in poor system performance, loss of efficiency and a loss of financial return for the owner and investor of solar energy.
Solar panels offer a ready-made shelter for nesting under combined with a high vantage point from which to survey the surroundings.
If birds are an issue (or likely to be an issue in the case of new solar installations), solar panel bird-proofing should be installed in the form of mesh or spikes, on all sides of the array. Note that solar panel protection is harmless - it simply encourages the birds to hang out somewhere else.
Maintaining your solar PV system is a must!
It’s virtually invisible from the ground It can be installed without drilling and screwing preventing any damage to the solar panels It’s secured with clips that won’t scratch the
These are high quality stainless steel UV stabilised spikes, cleverly designed to mount without touching the panels (thereby eliminating any possible warranty issues), whilst still preventing birds from getting under the panels.
Doesn't void warranty
Products installed are specifically designed for solar panels, firstly to ensure they are effective and secondly to ensure that the panel warranty isn’t voided.
Robert B. --
We installed our brand new PV system through Hybrid-Homes - love it! From our initial discussions and design consultations with Nick we were pleased with the knowledge and professionalism