If you’ve invested in a solar panel system for your property, you likely recognise the value of renewable energy and the benefits it brings both financially and environmentally. That’s a given.
But what happens when your high-tech, green energy solution becomes a nesting ground for local wildlife? Birds, and pigeons in particular, can present a significant threat to the efficiency and longevity of your solar panel investment. That’s where our simple and effective welded solar panel mesh comes in as an essential addition.
Birds and especially pigeons, with their affinity for rooftops, find the space beneath solar panels an attractive spot for nesting. These nests can cause several problems, ranging from system damage, fire risk from nest materials, noise disturbances, unsightly bird droppings that can lead to panel efficiency loss, and even potential disease vectors.
We have a a highly effective solution to keep your solar panels safe and bird-free: welded solar panel mesh. This product is engineered to protect your solar panels without compromising their performance.
A Sturdy Defence With Welded Solar Panel Mesh
Our welded solar panel mesh is made from high-quality, galvanised steel, which withstands adverse weather conditions and persistent attempts by birds to access the panel areas.
Its design features ensure that the mesh is robust, yet it does not interfere with the solar panels’ ability to absorb sunlight and generate energy.
In addition to being highly durable, galvanised steel welded mesh is also highly resistant to damage. Without compromising its effectiveness, it can withstand outdoor conditions, including UV exposure and weather elements.
How Does It Work?
Wire mesh deters pigeons by creating a physical barrier that prevents them from accessing the gaps under solar panels.
Pigeons are naturally inclined to seek out sheltered areas for nesting, and the gaps between solar panels present a perfect opportunity for them to do so. The mesh, however, blocks their access and prevents them from building nests or roosting under the panels when the mesh is installed, so they are unable to nest or roost beneath the mesh.
As a deterrent, the mesh creates an obstacle that pigeons are unable to easily penetrate or manipulate so it acts as a deterrent. Pigeons are unable to get a foothold or squeeze through the openings in the mesh because of its sturdy construction and small mesh openings. The mesh prevents pigeons from nesting under the solar panels by eliminating the access points by which they are able to gain access.
What Solution Does The Mesh Company Offer?
Measuring 200mm in width and 30m in length, with a 25mm x 25mm mesh aperture, this mesh is perfect for Solar Panel Bird Protection. Crafted from pre-galvanised wire and double hot-dipped for added durability, it offers exceptional rust-free performance. Besides safeguarding solar panels, it’s also ideal for protecting building exteriors and has versatile garden applications. Upgrade to our high-quality 8″ wide mesh for reliable, long-lasting results.
Easy Installation & Maintenance
Welded solar panel mesh can be easily fitted around your existing solar panels.
The installation process is designed to be as simple and convenient as possible to ensure that your panels are quickly protected.
Once installed, the mesh requires minimal maintenance. It provides a long-term solution, saving you from costly panel cleanings or potential damage repair in the future.
It is this simple:
- Measure the dimensions of the solar panel area where you want to install the mesh.
- Cut the galvanised steel welded wire mesh to fit the measured dimensions. The rolls are 200mm (20cm) in width as this is the standard gap that needs to be protected.
- Secure the mesh in place using appropriate fasteners, such as screws or clips.
- Ensure that the mesh is tightly and securely attached to the frame or mounting structure of the solar panels. The mesh will need to be tightly secured to ensure successful protection.
- Inspect the installation to ensure there are no gaps or loose sections that may allow birds or debris to enter.
- Regularly check the mesh for any signs of damage or wear, and make necessary repairs or replacements as needed.
Preserving Energy Efficiency
Bird droppings can significantly impact the energy production of solar panels.
The presence of droppings on the surface of the panels blocks sunlight, reducing the panels’ efficiency and, consequently, the amount of electricity they generate.
By keeping birds away from your panels with our solar mesh, you’re maintaining the highest possible energy efficiency levels of your solar power system.
A Humane Solution
Instead of harming or trapping the birds, the mesh acts as a physical barrier to prevent them from being able to access the gaps underneath the panels in order to avoid being injured or harmed. This method is non-toxic, non-lethal, and does not cause any harm to the birds or disrupt their natural behavior in any way. As a result, it provides a humane way to maintain the optimal performance of the solar panels and to protect them from birds and the environment while at the same time providing a way to protect the birds.
A solar panel system is one of the most expensive investments a homeowner can make, and it is crucial to make sure it functions properly at all times. By using our welded solar panel mesh, you will be able to keep your solar panels bird-free, efficient, and maintained in top condition for many years to come. It’s a small investment that protects your larger one, providing peace of mind knowing that your green energy solution is safe from our feathered friends. With our reliable solar mesh solution, you won’t have to worry about pigeons under your panels anymore.
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