Clean Solar Solutions Ltd have completed the solar panel cleaning and bird proofing on a Fareham home. Why was this needed?
We received an enquiry from a homeowner who was concerned that birds were nesting under her solar panels and perching on her aerial. Both of these present problems to solar panels. Fareham is located close to the coast, so there is a higher concentration of birds that create problems. Birds nesting under solar panels peck at the wiring and can damage the integrity of the array. There are now frequent cases of birds causing solar panels to fail because of this.
The homeowner’s other concern was the mess that birds were creating on the solar panels themselves. Daily there were fresh bird droppings landing on the solar panels when pigeons were perching on the aerial that was located above the solar panels. It is well-documented how damaging bird droppings can be to the output of solar panels.
Clean Solar Solutions fitted bird spikes around the perimeter of the solar panels which form a barrier around the solar panels. This prevents the birds from accessing the underside of the solar panels. We also fitted bird spikes along the ridge of the roof and a type of prevention which is very effective in preventing the birds from perching on the aerial too.
By preventing the birds from accessing the solar panels, we could now concentrate on removing the build-up of bird droppings that had accumulated in the solar panels. After repeated cleans, we removed the build-up of bird droppings and as a result, the output of the solar panels increased.
Mrs B. The Fareham homeowner comments “The cluster of bird muck had gathered for over a year, it was not just fresh droppings. The solar panels are clean now. I have not seen any birds on the aerial or the roof since the bird spikes were fitted. I am happy!“
The above process has become part of our standard service that we now offer to our residential solar panel cleaning clients. Birds nesting under solar panels is a growing problem and solar panel cleaning is a routine part of solar panel maintenance.
If you live in Fareham or a surrounding area and would like a free quote for solar panel cleaning of bird proofing, please feel free to contact us.