Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Shrewsbury - 10 Year Guarantee
Shrewsbury takes solar power seriously, and has been pushing forward multiple moves towards a greater reliance over solar power over fossil fuels over the last few years.
Initiatives include the installation of 500 solar panel sin the roof of Shropshire Council’s headquarters in Shirehall and a swathe of schools in the county have had over 3,000 panels installed in total to power the wheels of education.
Solar Panel projects specialist Elgin Energy has been looking to build a huge solar panel farm on a site just outside Shrewsbury at Sundorne, which would cover some 85 acres and power a whole housing development from some 35,000 panels.
Plans a 70,000 panel solar farm which would feature around 70,000 panels has been proposed near Whitchurch and in Hadley, Telford, and another north of Condover. Yes, Shrewsbury takes solar panel energy very seriously indeed.
The council is of course keen for householders to do their bit too, and if you are looking for solar panels in Shrewsbury, it’s also worth considering solar panel proofing.
Solar panels are said to pay for themselves in about 8-9 years in a typical domestic situation, but that’s if they are working at optimum efficiency.
The local solar panel companies probably won’t tell you this, but where you get solar panels, pigeons won’t be far behind. Female pigeons breed all year round and are constantly on the lookout for a high, safe, warm and sheltered place to nest. The gap between your solar panels and your roof gives them exactly that.
Once they get underneath, they will great a significant mess. On adults pigeon will be producing some 25lb of pigeon droppings a year, much of which is likely to end up on your roof, patio and down you brickwork.
The pigeon guano is corrosive too – local councils classify pigeon guano as hazardous waste and you need special licence to deal with it, which we have. The uric acid in pigeon guano can cause damage to the panels’ fittings and the panels themselves over time. And if left on the upper surface will definitely affect the efficiency of the photovoltaic cells.
Pigeon guano is also a carrier of some really quite nasty diseases which can transfer to humans and make you very ill if not dealt with carefully. The nesting birds chicks and males, which will be keeping watch nearby and normally on your roof, gutters or Sky TV dish, will also create an unwelcome racket and are a recipe for falling out with your neighbours if ever there was one.
The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help through our Shrewsbury solar panel pigeon proofing service. We know just how stop the pigeons getting underneath solar panels, so that they will move on, long term. And we offer a gilt-edged TEN-YEAR GUARANTEE with all our solar panel pigeon protection work in Shropshire including solar panel proofing in Telford, Ironbridge, Market Drayton and Bridgnorth.
Frequently Asked Questions
At British Bird Control we like to keep things nice and simple when it comes to the cost of solar panel pigeon protection, and we are very competitive indeed on price. Our cost structure is largely based on whether or not our operatives will require scaffolding to carry out the work safely.
We can usually work this out from a telephone consultation and a quick look at your property on Google Earth, and can often provide you with a quotation over the phone. We require a 25% deposit to book in. Call us on 0800 327 7293.
Yes, all our teams carry specialist solar panel and roof tile cleaning kits with all the specialist equipment, cleaning fluids and biocides required to provide the best way to clean solar panels roof tiles, gutters and walls of pigeon guano safely and without any damage.
This not only cleans but is also a powerful biocide agent, which kills the bacteria, viruses and fungi associated with pigeon guano. This is not priced is as part of the solar panel proofing work, but can be quoted once we arrive at the job and evaluate what’s involved.
If you have birds getting under solar panels and believe this could be adversely affecting the performance of the panels and the very reason you got them in the first place, please let us know during the telephone consultation.
We have teams that can evaluate and fix solar panel performance on the spot, but if this is the case we may need to make a separate visit before the solar panel proofing takes place to check whether there is a short circuit, broken solar panel inverter, or other electrical issue which would make it dangerous to be on the roof until fixed. Please also let us know if you think there are dead adult pigeons under solar panels when we talk on the phone – they may have been electrocuted!